Category: Tweetpedia

Twiplomacy Study 2017

  Executive Summary – Introduction “I believe it’s really important I hear directly from our leadership. And I believe it’s really important to hold them accountable. And I believe it’s really important to have these conversations out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors.” @Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO on the Today Show Social...

Twiplomacy from Tripoli

Jon Worgan, 2nd Secretary Political,  on how @UKinLibya built their 200k+ following and used twitter to cross borders and bridge political divides. Translation: Deeply moved by the story of Suleiman, the brave Libyan soldier who defied his Daesh captors in Benghazi Almost half of Libya’s young population use social media. It was a unifying force during...

Diplomacy – one tweet at a time

‘Blog first appeared on The State of Digital Diplomacy 2016‘ Alison Daniels FCO Digital Team “Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip (103 characters).” The famous quote by Churchill is not just pithy aside it’s also an almost perfectly tweetable line....

China Warns Trump On Twitter Diplomacy

“Is it just my imagination, or is Donald Trump’s tweeting ramping up as we approach inauguration day?” wondered Brian Stelter in last night’s CNN “Reliable Sources” blast. For days, Trump has been tweeting about our federal intelligence services and the hacking revelations. Those have been interspersed with shots at the media for accurately reporting the Trump...

The Russian Tweet Heard Around the World

On Thursday, the 29th of December 2016, President Barack Obama announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US as well as new economic sanctions targeting Russia’s intelligence agencies. Both measures were part of the American response to Russia’s alleged interfering in the 2016 Presidential elections. Russia’s digital response was immediate. Within an hour of...