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By on 08 Jan, 2020 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, E-Learning, E-tools, Internet Governance

When Greta Thunberg travelled by boat and train to attend the recent UN Climate Change Summit in 2019, she sent a wake-up call to diplomats and policymakers to search for innovative digital diplomacy tools, such as online conferencing, to reduce flying and thus, their carbon footprints.

Fortunately, the technology is available. There is a wide range of tools and platforms that can facilitate engaging meetings at an affordable cost.

By on 13 Dec, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning, E-tools

If you are reading this blog, you probably have at least a few things in common with me. Obviously, you can read and write. In English. You have access to an Internet connection, probably from your own smartphone or computer. You probably have electricity at home, and a fridge containing food for your next meal. You’ve probably finished high school, and quite likely you also have a university degree.

In November, Diplo celebrated 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy.

By Dane Burkholder on 22 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-tools

Big data is high-volume, high-velocity, high-variety, and high-veracity data generated by digital devices. Over the past decade, efforts to harness this data for predictive purposes have increased dramatically in all areas of society, including the private, public, and civil sectors. Big data analytics has largely been used for three main goals: more effective marketing, increased internal connectivity, and enhanced efficiency.

By on 18 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: E-tools

The Internet entered the conference room out of sheer necessity. It has become a common part of all conference venues and provides the twenty-first century way of conducting events, as well as reporting from them.

By on 03 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-tools

On 8 February 2017, the Geneva Engage Awards recognised the outstanding efforts of Geneva-based organisations in social media engagement during last year. The awards, now an annual event, form part of the Geneva Engage initiative.

By on 28 Jan, 2015 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-tools, Internet Governance

2014 was a very interesting year for Bitcoin: even though its price dropped 67%, there were major moves in terms of trade, transactions, and capital investments. Big brand names like Microsoft, Dell, Expedia, Dell, NewEgg, and Overstock started to accept Bitcoin payments.

By on 09 Dec, 2014 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-tools, Internet Governance

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is on the day after American Thanksgiving so Black Friday 2014 was on 28 November.

By on 28 Oct, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Internet Governance

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.

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