The influence of clicks (Photo: Thomas Trutschel via Getty) From Bitcoin to YouTube, the internet has greatly altered the way humans behave and interact. This is particularly the case in China – the largest online community in the world where everything from online payments to shopping has been pioneered and taken up with gusto. WhileREAD MORE
A Somali government official was fired over controversial diplomatic tweets he made in respect of Israel and Palestine. Abdullahi Dool, until March 31 was the Director at the Foreign Ministry. It is reported that his public call for Somalia to establish relations with Israel is behind the sacking, according to local media outlet, Radio Dalsan.READ MORE
BBCZastava NATO alijanse Crtež na kojem ljude obešene na štriku nadgleda vojnik sa batinom u ruci i znakom američkog dolara na uniformi dok im iz džepova ispada novac u NATO ćupove objavljen je na Fejsbuk stranici ambasade Rusije u Hrvatskoj kao ironična čestitka za 70. godišnjicu postojanja Severnoatlanske alijansi. „Sretna godišnjica NATO saveza. 70 godinaREAD MORE
If you participate in social media, you are being spun. And that’s a problem for government communicators, especially in public diplomacy. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, published just two months ago, has been termed by Amazon Press as “the best book of 2018”. The book’s co-authors, noted scholars of 21st century new media Peter W.READ MORE
The Swedish Institute—a public diplomacy organization working under the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)—has worked with digital media tools that monitor social media and other digital conversations about Sweden since 2016. The purpose of what is more commonly referred to as social listening is for organizations to stay updated on relevant discussions, articles and other digitalREAD MORE
Facebook is launching a new feature that explains how its algorithms decide what to display in your News Feed.
You can finally find out why you only see your best friends pictures first or the most popular politician or those glorious food posts on your timeline you scroll through in the middle of the night.
A new “Why am I seeing this post?” button will indicate what activity influenced Facebook’s algorithms. This is a major break through for digital diplomacy, as this new feature, will help users understands their habits. Which may perhaps make some users more purposeful about what they choose to view on their timelines.
It is the first time the company has given people access to this insight directly in its app and on the website. What will be interesting to see as the new feature rolls out is whether other social media applications like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube etc… might also be pressurized to install this new feature.
As Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others soc..READ MORE