Facebook diplomacy

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After some earlier informal use the term Facebook diplomacy was described at a New York conference on social networking and technology in December 2008.

During the December conference in New York, the United States Undersecretary of Public Diplomacy, James Glassman said, "New technology gives the United States and other free nations a significant advantage over terrorists." In his presentation at New York's Columbia University Law School, he went on to illustrate how Facebook diplomacy and on-line activism created success through the use of Facebook groups and the use of the platform to create activism and cause global awareness relative to issues in Colombia against the infamous FARC rebels.[1]

Social networking diplomacy[edit]

In general, Facebook diplomacy is a user created hybrid of public diplomacy and citizen diplomacy as applied in the Facebook social networking platform. Other terms that have also evolved in this diplomacy category include Twitter diplomacy,[2][3] Google diplomacy and digital diplomacy.[4]

Facebook Developers Garage[edit]

Facebook ambassador may refer to Facebook Garage Ambassadors who are dedicated to the technical aspect of Facebook development. Research 'Facebook Developer Garage' and 'Garage-In-A-Box'.[5]

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  1. ^ "Facebook diplomacy: peace may be just a click away". Google News. AFP. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  2. ^ Fouts, Joshua (2009-10-13). "Social Media, Virtual Worlds and Public Diplomacy". World Politics Review. WPR LLC. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  3. ^ "Tutt. A. (2013), E-Diplomacy Capacities within the EU-27: Small States and Social Media". www.grin.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  4. ^ "Foreign ministry promotes digital diplomacy". RADIO THE VOICE OF VIETNAM. VOVNews. 2009-10-27. Archived from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  5. ^ "Facebook Developer Garage". Archived from the original on 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2009-11-06.

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