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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Sends First Tweet

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” - and even removing a glove to post it.  Another tweet on the same account shortly afterwards said that the previous one was “sent personally by The Queen”, adding its own hashtag for the event -- #TheQueenTweets.

Twitter's Soft Power

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Public-facing social media tools give leaders from small countries the ability to magnify their power and influence, according to Alec Ross, who served as senior advisor for innovation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Russian Social Media Network Joins Others by Rejecting Isis

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The fundamentalist militant group ISIS has capitalized on the power of social media to spread its message and recruit new followers, but social networks and governments are fighting back. On Thursday, VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, announced it will ban accounts affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group.

Embrace of Social Media Aids Flood Victims in Kashmir

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In this week’s frantic rescue effort, one unexpected development is the army’s use of Twitter, WhatsApp, a messaging service, and Facebook to reach families. Twenty years ago, when social media first emerged, India’s government — like its counterparts in Beijing and Moscow — regarded it warily, as a force that could undermine state power. 

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Hosts Impromptu Twitter Chat

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For the second time in six months, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has taken to the twitter airwaves to host an impromptu Q&A under the #AskBaird hashtag.  Among the revelations to emerge over the course of the chat, which lasted just over an hour: While "a tweet won't tackle ISIL," he sees "digital diplomacy" as "an important tool for promoting our values."

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