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Can social networking fix U.S. image?

February 05, 2009

• Politico - Victoria Esser, Managing Director

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Israeli government officials hold news conferences about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Twitter. U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband has an active blog. The New York Times Magazine recently devoted several pages to the impact of social networking on democratization in Egypt.

In the midst of this sea change in communication, it's useful to ask what the impact of these tools is on U.S. public diplomacy efforts.