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Digital Diplomacy links: Antarctic tweets, Army podcast, White House bots, India app and more



19 August 2016 16:36

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and why the unmediated photo is the message.
  • The new Hillary Clinton app has taken a page out of Kim Kardashian's mobile app playbook.
  • The Australian Army, which has taken a leading role in the ADF's digital diplomacy efforts, has a new podcast. Hosted by @sharonmascall, the podcast takes a behind the scenes look at Exercise Hamel (#ExHamel), the Army's largest annual joint exercise.
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both using Pokémon Go to lure in voters.
  • Australia's Antartica Division is building a fantastic Twitter presence via  @AusAntarctic; use #icytweets to quiz them on drones, droids and robots.
  • Who owns your country's Twitter handle?
  • The White House has a launched a Facebook bot so that anyone around the world can 'send their stories, ideas and concerns' to President Obama. The White House's Chief Digital Officer explains how it works.
  • Is Sri Lanka ready to engage with networked diplomacy?
  • A refreshingly frank outline  from Australia's Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) on their short and sharp digital journey (three years ago PM&C had no communications branch, and then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott saw social media as electronic graffiti). 
  • With help from Facebook, the Indian Government has launched an app which streamlines engagement with its citizens overseas by bringing together the social media presence of its 170- overseas missions.
  • ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie spoke about the importance of digital disruption and diplomacy in her recent Lowy Institute speech.
  • Australia's new Free Trade Agreement portal (built by CSIRO's data innovation group and DFAT) includes an API, allowing third parties to potentially display the data in innovative ways (h/t Dave).
  • Advice from the US on how Samoa can leverage data-driven diplomacy.
  • China's ministries and state-owned media agencies are on a video-making spree in order to influence opinion and get their messages out globally. The latest, on China's South China Sea position, is popping up as a video advertisement: 

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