Wednesday, September 01, 2010

U.S. Tries Twitter Diplomacy on North Korea - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times

A closer look at Mr. Crowley’s Twitter feed reveals that he has also been using it to try to engage the government of North Korea, which reportedly joined the social-networking community this month, in the kind of banter one might have previously expected to overhear only at embassy cocktail parties.

After North Korea opened its Twitter account, Mr. Crowley wrote:

We use Twitter to connect, to inform, and to debate. We welcome North #Korea to Twitter and the networked world.

The North Korean government has joined Twitter, but is it prepared to allow its citizens to be connected as well? #Korea

The Hermit Kingdom will not change overnight, but technology once introduced can’t be shut down. Just ask #Iran. #Korea

U.S. Tries Twitter Diplomacy on North Korea - NYTimes.com

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