Filter bubbles describe how our online experiences are taking place in a tailor-made, personalised world that shows like-minded visions and hides views we might not agree with. In 2016, discussions about filter bubbles were on a rise, growing in forc...
 12 Jan 2017

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New information and communication technology (ICT) not only changes the practice of diplomacy, it also can, and should, influence how we teach diplomacy, and in particular public diplomacy. In June, I attended the annual conference of the British Int...
 2 Aug 2016

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E-diplomacy walks the line between continuity and change in our digital era. Diplomatic activities are increasingly supported by Internet and digital tools, and other information and communications technologies (ICTs). Diplomats rely on the Intern...
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Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, has been tweeting live updates from 1914, marking the suddenly acceleration of history after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914. "Slow developments taking months, if not years, evol...
 4 Aug 2014

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If Benjamin Franklin, the first diplomat to represent the US, were able to time-travel his way here, he might choose to paraphrase himself: “either tweet something worth reading, or do something worth tweeting.” (Guest blog by Timor El-D...
 5 Jun 2014

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So we all like a good laugh, especially at the expense of important people, which is why pricking pomposity and mocking self-importance has become such a popular sport online (and why anxious, threatened politicians who wish for a more controlled wor...
 7 Mar 2014

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"Twitter share price plummets", crowed a host of articles earlier this month, playing to our collective schadenfreude over hyper-successful dot.com.2 companies like Twitter. A 24% fall in share price is certainly more than a wobble, althoug...
 20 Feb 2014

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Last Monday, in Philadelphia, about 13 000 representatives of law enforcement agencies from around the world met at the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exhibition. ...
 28 Oct 2013

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Twitter for Diplomats is not a manual, or a list of what to do or not to do. It is rather a collection of information, anecdotes, and experiences. It recounts a few episodes involving foreign ministers and ambassadors, as well as their ways of intera...
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I enjoyed Pete's post: Social Media and online learning - is it such an obvious marriage?as much as I enjoyed the original debate, Social media can enrich online learning as part of Diplo's Online Learning Day. This is my response: ...
 17 Apr 2013

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I have an intense dislike of anything that might interrupt conversation at the dinner table - and this dislike is currently focused on mobile phones, no matter how smart they are. I don't like competing for anyone's attention, especially when...
 8 Mar 2013

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Twitter empowers users at both ends – both the broadcaster as well as the public – and it allows a level of engagement hardly achieved with more traditional tools. 'Twitter means quick communication & dialogue & easy access...
 8 Mar 2013

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In the early 1800s, John Marshall wrote: “To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” The longest-serving Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and the father of American Constitutional Law, Mars...
 3 Dec 2012

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Diplo's two-day conference - Innovation in Diplomacy - has started in Malta and promises to highlight some very interesting issues over the course of the next two days as it looks at the interplay between continuity and change in diplomacy....
 19 Nov 2012

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Cohesion within a group of monkeys is maintained through reciprocal grooming. Studies of captive monkeys have shown that grooming makes them more relaxed, reducing their heart rate as well as other external signs of stress. They sometimes become so r...
 16 Nov 2012

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“As the Web grows more massive all the time, it's becoming increasingly important to quickly assess what Internet users are influential about and how they are influenced in order to make more informed decisions,” said Klout co-founder...
 28 Aug 2012

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While hard to define and measure, especially when it comes to Twitter, influence represents an important element for the practice of ediplomacy. It provides a way to better gauge how Twitter users have an impact on society and politics through their ...
 26 Aug 2012

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In Part 2 of a two-part blog, guest blogger and UK-based freelance journalist Alex Oxborough asks that you give journalists something to work with. In our ever more connected world of Twitter trending and 24-hour news, working with the media can fee...
 15 Aug 2012

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You write something about me and post it on the web. I don't like it. I petition Google to take it down. I'm successful ... or I'm not. From June to December 2011, Hungary made 154 requests to remove content from the Web - and failed each...
 20 Jul 2012

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Meet the players: Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman writes for The Economist and the New York Times columnist. He's not in favour of austerity measures believing that such programs push depressed economies even deeper into depression.&nb...
 3 Jul 2012

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I very nearly didn't finish Susan Tardanico's recent article in Forbes Magazine when I saw her trot out the urban legend that 93% of communication is non-verbal. But I persevered because her topic is one that I've been discussing a lot la...
 8 May 2012

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Quiz question: which year was Facebook launched? Hint: it was two years before the launch of Twitter ........ and no Googling! In the same year a new, email-based online community was started by M+R Strategic Services' eCampaigns division. The Pro...
 10 Apr 2012

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'Your 37 friends are waiting', says the Facebook e-mail which I have just received. They’re waiting for me to accept their friend request. That is, for me to share personal information, photos of me and my loved ones, and other bits of info which six...
 16 Oct 2010

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The UN was the setting for the NY launch of the DiploFoundation E-diplomacy Initiative with core partners Malta, Switzerland and AT&T. Our Twitter followers participated online with this tweet report: */ eDiplomat: #ediplomacy #etools in...
 4 May 2010

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Where better to post a 'Twitter Blog' of the Washington DC E-diplomacy Initiative Launch than in e-participation? Read the tweets, make your comments, continue the discussion! eDiplomat: About to start Wash DC Launch of #ediplomacy #etools for #di...
 28 Apr 2010

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I was not even in Europe, but I attended the Brussels launch of the e-diplomacy initiative. Not only that, I shared the step-by-step process with our eDiplomat Twitter followers! E-participation and remote participation in meetings are very importan...
 15 Apr 2010

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