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Diplomacy in the social media age

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For decades, if not centuries, diplomacy has been conducted behind closed doors along the corridors of power. Until Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging came along. Over the past years, governments across the world have been incorporating social media platforms into the daily lives of diplomats. What is the role of social media in the modern diplomacy?  Yaron Gamburg, the spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in Paris and the organizer of the Digital Diplomacy workshop, attempts an answer.