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Ovako izleda kada Vučić na sva pitanja odgovara EMOTIKONIMA

Predsednik Srbije Aleksandar Vučić poklekao je pred novim tehnologijama. Godinama unazad koristio je staromodni mobilni telefon “samsung S5360” koji su njegovi saradnici malo u šali, više u očaju zvali “kamenko”, aludirajući tako na lik iz crtanog filma čija se radnja dešava u kameno doba.   Foto: Promo Od savetnice za medije i spoljnu politiku Suzane Vasiljević...

2017 in review: top 10 digital diplomacy moments

8. FACEBOOK LIVE FOR DIPLOMACY According to the latest Twiplomacy study by communications and public affairs firm Burson-Marsteller, Twitter is the most popular social media tool among world leaders and governments. Facebook is only the second. It is, however, “where they have the biggest audience,” the study highlights. The study shows that “the heads of state...

Internet giants such as Facebook and Twitter must be made accountable for content they publish | Letters

Uber is officially a transport company and not a digital service, the European court of justice (ECJ) has now ruled (Report, 21 December), making it assume greater responsibility for its business methods and duty to employees and customers. In addition to emphasising the important role played by the ECJ in looking beyond national parochiality, may I...

Blockchain for government and diplomacy

Politics and policy look at blockchain for services, privacy, and more. Last October, participants from across sectors gathered at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC for a day-long forum exploring blockchain. The goal was to explore both policy implications and potential applications of distributed ledger technologies to advance American diplomacy and development goals. “Blockchain’s potential...

Kako blokčejn menja novac i poslovanje

Šta je blokčejn? Ako ne znate, trebalo bi da znate; ako znate, verovatno vam je i dalje potrebno izvesno razjašnjenje o tome kako zapravo funkcioniše. Don Tapskot je tu da pomogne, demistifikuje ovu tehnologiju koja menja svet, koja gradi poverenje i, kako kaže, ne predstavlja ništa manje od druge generacije interneta i ima potencijal da transformiše...

100 Things to do in France

The country of France is literally filled with medieval cities, alpine villages, and glorious beaches. Vineyards and wines make it world famous, as do the many classical museums and monuments. Ancient caves with prehistoric drawings, theatres and palaces, art galleries and eclectic villages – there is something for everyone in this amazing country! 1. The Eiffel...

The FCC’s plan to revoke net neutrality is at odds with U.S. and European values.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its plans to revoke net neutrality — a series of policies that require Internet service providers (ISP) to treat all Internet traffic equally. Without those policies, an ISP like­ Comcast, Verizon, or ATT will be able to charge consumers more for access to certain websites and charge websites for...

Welcome to the era of tech diplomacy

Denmark and France eye a new generation of Diplomacy 3.0 ambassadors! Who’s next? Earlier this month, WIRED featured Casper Klynge, Denmark’s new ambassador to the tech industry, possibly the world’s first-ever envoy to Silicon Valley and technology companies. Explaining the novelty, Chris Stokel-Walker of Wired writes: “What’s different is who he’s lobbying” — as opposed as another country, like...

Digital Diplomacy 3.0: Personalized Diplomacy

From Digital Diplomacy 1.0 to Digital Diplomacy 2.0 When foreign ministries first migrated online, they viewed social media platforms as mass media channels. Much like the radio and television, Twitter and Facebook could be used to disseminate messages among millions of users. The conceptualization of social media as mass media was, in part, the result of...

Digital Diplomacy — A Framework (Part 1)

Speaking last month at the Valdai international conference, Vladimir Putin stated that “it is obvious that new information technologies have made the information space as precious as land was in the age of Columbus. Interference in others’ information space is now viewed as a major threat to national security.” No one says it better than Putin — from...