New Government Report: Review of the Use of Social media by the Department of State
by Steven Waldman
Paperback, 17 pages, 2011, $15.00
Given the rapid growth of social media worldwide in recent years, especially among young people, embassies are increasingly using social media as an important public diplomacy tool. From the beginning of her time in office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced support for the use of social media to communicate with people around the world. A May 2010 survey found that over half the U.S. missions had Facebook accounts, and a quarter had Twitter accounts. This sensitive but unclassified report examined the use of social media at 22 U.S. missions. Contents: Key Judgments; Context; Inspection Findings; Social Media Site Review Findings; Other Issues; Recommendations. This is a print on demand report.