Trending this week in PD News were stories about digital diplomacy.
President Barack Obama is not just reigning the United States. He also rules on Facebook. According to a new study by Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm, Obama has the most Likes on Facebook of all world leaders.
Twitter has become the new soapbox of diplomats. It’s even given rise to a new lexicon — twiplomats practicing twiplomacy. Indeed, the website Twiplomacy writes that Twitter has become the “channel of choice for digital diplomacy between world leaders, governments, foreign ministries and diplomats.”
In the areas of foreign policy and diplomacy, technology has brought about a tremendous amount of change. [...] In our point of view, the impact of breakthrough technologies on foreign affairs can be seen through accelerating transformation in five significant areas: security, institutions, participation, dialogue, and leadership.
A look at the November edition of Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list.