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This review aims to map out best performing digital diplomacy actors, institutions, teams and units. In turn, our study targets to inspire others who are willing to make progress. We also want to create new categories for further and more collaborative analysis. Our study assesses the following: contribution, committment and determination to the use, advocacy, research & publication of digital diplomacy issues, tools, apps and methods in both official and non-official practices.


Digital Diplomacy is diplomacy for everyone by everyone, anywhere, anytime‌ Through this prism, 2013 was the golden year of digital diplomacy. It was a real boom. There is so much food for thought. Several new projects, campaigns by ministries/states and netizen initiatives were deployed in the past 12 months. New academic reports & op-eds were widely published in conventional & digital media outlets. Digital diplomacy ecosystem is now more organized and vibrant worldwide.


Our choices are by no means definitive and final. On the contrary this review desires to open a new platform for fruitful data-driven discusssion on digital diplomacy. We welcome any criticism. We are open to suggestions and alternative views to improve our framework. During the course of drafting this study, we assessed almost every single written, audio & visual open-source material and took into consideration what global digital diplomacy ecosystem talked about in 2013.


Yenidiplomasi.com team collected data from various sources after holding discussions regarding each category. The Digital Diplomacy Review is as inclusive as possible. It highlights the trendsetters as well as highly-motivated new netizens, diplomats or researchers. Our team also acknowledges failures of the Internetional system. The Digital Diplomacy Review 2013 is a new beginning. We believe that the real job starts now onwards in order to maintain the enthusiasm & committment to monitor day-to-day developments in the field of digital diplomacy in 2014 & beyond.


Yenidiplomasi.com is a platform for the advocacy, research, training, consulting and publication of digital diplomacy issues. Since 2012, we have been focusing on the new rules of engagement, units of analysis, actors and innovations that shape the new Internetional system. Our platform engages with the global digital diplomacy ecosystem and each team member has shown great enthusiasm to learn from the global leaders, diplomats, researchers, journalists and perhaps even more from the netizens. Our dynamic team considers digital diplomacy in its broadest sense as the current phase of an ongoing transformation towards a growing Internetional world order shaped by digital natives, Web 2.0 & Web 3.0. Diplomacy 3.0 is therefore our main focus. It is no longer an option; it is a necessity. Insofar as Diplomacy 1.0 deals with international relations and law, military power, territorial integrity and sovereignty; Diplomacy 3.0 acknowledges the new forms & methods of hierarchy-free, borderless, digital, viral communication & influence. We should benefit more from the digital anthropology and critical geography studies at the academic crossroads to better understand the new Internetional system, its netizens, communities and relations. This review is our first attempt to undertake a comprehensive annual outlook to this multisectoral and crossdisciplinary ecosystem. We hope to make a conribution to the existing debate and hear your feedback to collaborate with like-minded parties for similar initiatives in the future. GĂśkhan YĂźcel, President

@goyucel


‘Content is the King, Distribution is the Queen and she wears the Pants’ Jonathan Perelman, Buzzfeed @JPerelman


#1

Best State Hashtags of the Year

#DigitalDiplomacy #Ediplomacy #Twiplomacy


#2

Best State State of the Year

#Iran


#3

Best State Cartoon of the Year ď Š


#4

Head of State of the Year

Hassan ROUHANI @HassanRouhani


#5

Digital Diplomacy Strategy of the Year

Foreign Office #FCO @foreignoffice


#6

Foreign Ministers of the Year

Carl BILDT @carlbildt

&

Javad Zarif @jzarif


#7

Portal of the Year (Ministry)

#FCO http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/ digitaldiplomacy/


#8

Digital Diplomacy Team of the Year

#Sweden


#9

Digital Diplomacy Team Leaders of the Year

Adam Bye @adamwbye

&

Petrit Selimi @petrit


#10

Social Media Team of the Year

@UN Media Team Un.org/social blogs.UN.org


#11

Social Network of the Year

#Twitter @Twitter


#12

Ambassador of the Year

Tom Fletcher @HMATomFletcher


#13

Digital Engagement of the Year (Embassy)

UK in Lebanon @ukinlebanon


#14

Digital Engagement of the Year (Portal)

DigitalKosovo.org & conx.state.gov


#15

Twitter Engagement of the Year (State)

@sweden


#16

Tweet of the Year

The White House @WhiteHouse


#17

Conversation of the Year

Hassan Rouhani @HasanRouhani

&

Jack Dorsey @jack


#18

Video of the Year

#Iran @jzarif ‘There is a way forward’


#19

Instagram Activation of the Year (Leader)

Abdullah G端l http://instagram.com/cbabdullahgul

@TRPresidency @CBAbdullahGul


#20

Instagram Activation of the Year (State)

#Israel onceinalifetime.org.il


#21

Facebook Engagement of the Year (State)

#Kosovo


#22

Facebook Engagement of the Year (Embassy)

US Embassy in Jakarta facebook.com/jakarta.usembassy


#23

Youtube Engagement of the Year (Ministry)

#Germany youtube.com/user/GermanyDiplo


#24

Youtube Engagement of the Year (Embassy)

UK in Lebanon @ukinlebanon youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5508E396DD3004C


#25

Pinterest Activation of the Year (Embassy)

Embassy of Jordan @JoEmbassyUS pinterest.com/joembassyus/


#26

Inter-Parliamentary Engagement of the Year

Parliamentary Exchange & Dialogue @pexdproject @TBMMResmi & @Europarl_EN https://www.facebook.com/pexdproject


#27

Digital Diplomacy Advocate of the Year

Andreas Sandre @andreas212nyc


#28

Special Profiles of the Year

Matthias L端fkens @Luefkens

e-diplomat @ediplo


#29

Minister’s Blog Article Of the Year

John Kerry @johnkerry


#30

Diplomat’s Blog Of the Year (Bilingual)

Leigh Turner @leighturnerFCO http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/leighturner/


#31

#Selfie Diplomacy of the Year

@barackobama @david_cameron &

Helle ThorningSchmidt


#32

Digital Agenda of the Year

#EU @EU_Commission @NeelieKroesEU


#33

E-Consular Affairs of the Year

#Turkey @MFATurkey @TC_Disisleri konsolosluk.gov.tr/


#34

Global Study of the Year

#Twiplomacy @Twiplomacy Twiplomacy.com


#35

Promoted Tweet of the Year

@IsraeliPM


#36

Non-Global Study of the Year

Siege Arts "The Gezi Park Incident" Evaluation Report siegearts.com/reports/tr/geziparki/index_en.php


#37

Book of the Year

“The New Digital Age“ @ericschmidt & @jaredcohen


#38

Suggested Reading in 2014

“Cyberspace & International Relations“ @jf_kremer


#39

Think-Tank Publication of the Year

Roland Paris @rolandparis @CDFAI “The Digital Diplomacy Revolution: Why is Canada Lagging Behind?"


#40

Private Sector Publication of the Year

Portland @Portlandcomms


#41

Ranking Report of the Year

World Leaders on Twitter Report Ranking digitaldaya.com @Digitaldaya


#42

Digital Diplomacy Blog of the Year (Analysis)

@public_diplomat @GuyGolan http://thepublicdiplomat.com/


#43

Journal Article of the Year

Alasdair Pinkerton @Alpinkerton & @mcbenwell Matt Benwell “Rethinking popular geopolitics in the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute: Creative diplomacy and citizen statecraft" Political Geography / Volume 38, January 2014, Pages 12–22


#44

Student Work of the Year

Jeannette Gaida “Social Media in Public Diplomacy: Twitter and DC Embassies" takefiveblog.org/author/hawkgirl11

@sweetandcrazy11


#45

B.A. Dissertation of the Year

David Robert @DrFolley Folley “British Senior Diplomats’ Use of Twitter: A Content Analysis “


#46

M.A. Dissertation of the Year

Helen Hoffman “Twitter as an Instrument of Public Diplomacy: A Case Study of Sweden and Germany “


#47

Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year (2012-2013)

Omar A. ElKhairy “American Statecraft for a Global Digital Age: warfare, diplomacy and culture in a segregated world “


#48

Sylabbus of the Year

Social Movements and New Media http://bit.ly/SMANM

@zeynep @carolina_news


#49

Regional Focus of the Year

Dubai School of Government “The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet usage in the Arab region“ @MBRSG


#50

Virtual Embassy of the Year

Tehran.Iran tehran.usembassy.gov @StateDept #EmbIran


#51

e-Book of the Year

Andreas Sandre @andreas212nyc “Twitter for Diplomats"


#52

Scholars of the Year (Digital Sociology & Anthropology)

Marc Smith

Michael Wesch

@marc_smith

@mwesch

connectedaction.net

michaelwesch.com

Leon Watts www.cs.bath.ac.uk/Leon

Zeynep Tßfekçi @zeynep technosociology.org


#53

Media Outlet of the Year


#54

Op-Eds of the Year

1. Jimmy Leach “Digital diplomacy: facing a future without borders“ @jimmyTleach The Independent, 19 July 2013

2. Alan W. Silberberg “4 Years of Digital Diplomacy and Change“ @ideagov HuffPost World, 17 June 2013

3. Gergely Polner “The New Golden Age of Diplomacy“ @eurocrat HuffPost Politics, 17 August 2013 4. Brett Daniel Shehadey “A Revolution in Digital Diplomacy“ International Policy Digest, 16 May 2013

5. Stuart Hughes “ Digital Diplomacy: here to stay and worth the risk “ @stuartdhughes BBC Academy, 24 May 2013

6. Andreas Sandre “ Fast Diplomacy: The Future of Foreign Policy“ @andreas212nyc HuffPost World, 11 June 2013

7. Arturo Sarukhan “ Diplomacy and the Digital Age“ @Arturo_Sarukhan HuffPost Media, 3 April 2013


#55

Interviews of the Year

1. Maysam Ali “Alec Ross: Diplomacy in the Digital Age“ @maysoumie @alecjross Aspen Institute, 3 January 2013

2. Alex Fitzpatrick “The Future of Digital Diplomacy: An Interview with Alec Ross“ @alexjamesfitz @alecjross Mashable, 13 March 2013

3. Alexander Howard “Exit Interview: Alec Ross on Internet Freedom, Innovation and Digital Diplomacy“ @digiphile @alecjross HuffPost Tech, 12 March 2013


#56

Newspaper/Magazine Reports of the Year 1. Barak Ravid “Prime Minister’s Office recruiting students to wage online hasbara battles“ @barakravid Haaretz, 13 August 2013

2. Dan Bilefsky “Kosovo attains status (on Facebook) It Has Sought for Years: nation“ @danbilefsky New York Times, 12 December 2013

3. Philip Boyes “Kosovo’s Digital Diplomats“ @Philip_Boyes Foreign Policy, 6 December 2013


#57

Twitter Lists of the Year

1. Twitterati 100 twitter.com/ForeignPolicy/lists/twitterati-100 @ForeignPolicy

2. Twiplomacy twitter.com/andreas212nyc/lists/twiplomacy @andreas212nyc

3. MFAs on Twitter twitter.com/DiplomacyEdu/lists/mfas-on-twitter @DiplomacyEdu

4. Diplomats & Missions twitter.com/Twiplomacy/lists/diplomats-missions @Twiplomacy

5. Foreign Office on Twitter twitter.com/foreignoffice/lists/foreign-office-on-twitter @foreignoffice

6. Think Tanks twitter.com/atlanticcom/think-tanks/members @atlanticcom

7. nyt-foreign-journalists twitter.com/nytimesworld/lists/nyt-foreign-journalists @nytimesworld


#58

Think-Tank of the Year

The Brookings Institution @BrookingsInst


#59

Research Centers of the Year

Oxford Internet Institute @oiioxford

MIT Media Lab @MediaLab


#60

Digital Firm of the Year

Burson Marsteller @BMDigital


#61

Cultural Diplomacy Project of the Year

#Turkayfe @Turkayfe


#62

Digital Diaspora Accounts of the Year

World Uyghur Congress @UyghurCongress uyghurcongress.org

No Sochi 2014 @NoSochi2014 nosochi2014.com


#63

Digital Diaspora Study of the Year

E-Diasporas @EDiasporasAtlas e-diasporas.fr


#64

Digital Diaspora Book of the Year

Marie Gillespie & Alban Webb “Diasporas and Diplomacy:

Cosmopolitan contact zones at the BBC World Service (1932– 2012)"


#65

Digital City Diplomacy of the Year

#Dubai @DXBMediaOffice @SmartGov_Dubai @DubaiExpo2013 @DubaiExcellence

dubai.ae


#66

Digital Corporate Diplomacy of the Year

Turkish Airlines @TurkishAirlines

turkishairlines.com youtube.com/user/TURKISHAIRLINES


#67

Digital Country Branding of the Year

#Sweden @Sweden

curatorsofsweden.com


#68

Digital Diplomacy Quote of the Year “As a prime minister of Kosovo,

I found it difficult to accept that I have to declare myself as being from Serbia. Being listed by Facebook was like being recognized by a global economic superpower. It has enormous impact.“ Hashim Tachi


#69

Most Popular TweeQuote of the Year


#70

International Organization of the Year

#UN Refugee Agency @Refugees

unhcr.org


#71

Visualization of the Year (State)

Mapping @DFATDCanada @TheCIC

opencanada.org


#72

Visualization of the Year (Corporate)

Coordinated Migration Facebook Data Science Team @facebook @hofleitner

Facebook.com


#73

Data Journalism of the Year

The Guardian @guardiandata

theguardian.com/data


#74

Big Data Project of the Year

GDELT Events Database @johnb30

gdelt.utdallas.edu


#75

Dataset of the Year

World Leader Twitter Directory @picobee @VITweeple worldleadertwitterdirectory.wordpress.com


#76

Travel Portal & App of the Year

#Peru @VisitPeru

peru.travel Youtube.com/user/VisitPeru Facebook.com/visitperu.travel


#77

Travel Advisory App of the Year (Ministry)

#France @FranceDiplo @ConseilsVoyages


#78

Innovation of the Year

World's First Digitally Signed International Agreement #Finland & #Estonia


#79

Public-Private Partnership of the Year

State Department MOOC Camps @StateDept @EdxOnline @Coursera


#80

Start-up of the Year

#Diplomatify @Diplomatify Diplomatify.com


#81

Digital Game of the Year

Trace Effects @StateDept traceeffects.state.gov


#82

Search Engine of the Year

Hshtags hshtags.com


#83

Academic Program of the Year

Bahcesehir University #DigitalDiplomacy Program bahcesehir.edu.tr/digital_diplomasi @Bahcesehir


#84

Netizens of the Year

Iranians


#85

Ambassadors’ Conference of the Year

Foreign Office Leadership Conference #digitaldiplomacy @ForeignOffice


#86

Professional Event of the Year

Digital Diplomacy Open House Digidiplomats.com/openhouse @DigiDiplomats


#87

Conference of the Year

Digital Diplomacy + Social Good Forum Digidiplomats.com/socialgood @DigiDiplomats @plus_socialgood


#88

Professional Group of the Year

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition Digidiplomats.com @DigiDiplomats


#89

Linkedin Group of the Year

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4467848&trk=anet_ug_hm


#90

Pioneer of the Year (Special Award)

10th Anniversary Tech@State @statedept


#91

Newcomer of the Year

DigitalDiplomacy.ro @AndraAlexandru


#92

Project in Progress of the Year

Who represent the Arab world online? http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/projects/?id=70

@oiiresearch


#93

Conflict & Peacebuilding Project of the Year

Blogs & Bullets http://www.usip.org/publications/blogs-bullets

@usip


#94

Social Influence Analytics of the Year

#Klout Klout.com @klout


#95

Social Media Semantics Platform of the Year

#Twitris @knoesis twitris.knoesis.org


#96

Free Social Media Tool of the Year

#Twitonomy @TwitonomyApp twitonomy.com


#97

Geodata Platform for Twitter of the Year

#Worldmap @Harvard worldmap.harvard.edu


#98

Free Complex Network Analysis Platform of the Year

#Cytoscape @cytoscape cytoscape.org


#99

Disappointment of the Year

The #eDiplomacy Hub ediplomacy.afp.com


#100

Failure of the Year

#Syria


#101

Job Vacancy of the Year

Part Time Digital Diplomacy Officer @UKinUzbekistan


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