U.S. State Department Celebrates Social MediaPosted on January 10, 2012 by Mashable in Social Media
Ever want to ask a question to State Department officials? Now’s your chance. January has been declared “21st Century Statecraft Month” at the U.S. Department of State.
According to a statement from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 21st Century Statecraft is about using social media and the Internet in combination with more traditional foreign policy tools to connect people and achieve diplomatic goals. Throughout the month, the State Department will be engaging people around the world on a wide array of digital platforms.
Upcoming events include a live web chat with Alec Ross, Secretary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation. Ross, who tweets from the handle @AlecJRoss, is a firm believer in using social media to help achieve the State Department’s goals.