U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).
Baked in and Wired: eDiplomacy @ State
October 25, 2012,
eDiplomacy has dramatically changed the way diplomacy is being conducted. The State Department now communicates directly with more than 15 million people via social media—at the push of a button. Citizens no longer need to physically go to embassies to have their questions answered—they can simply read tweets. Viral videos can instantly force their way onto a foreign policy agenda and private corporations are exploring the State Department’s innovations. Fergus Hanson examines data showing the impact of ediplomacy on U.S. foreign policy abroad.