Bridges towards Europe through social media conversations
The who’s who in Twitter Diplomacy was making mainstream yesterday.
Just as the #cy2012eublogs event, sponsored by the Rotating Presidency of the European Council member Cyprus, was concluding, it was embarrassing fact for us, even that Cyprus was neither listed as a Country, nor on the European map* – especially in the context of the Eu Presidency.
And while early enthusiasts wondered about eventual legacy of the successful Blogger Event in Brussels, it becomes clear by judging the mapping of social media influence in diplomacy (both twiplomacy and ediplomacy Hub), we see a shared responsibility in that PR, Journalists and Citizens, are missing the mark.
The question of relevancy isn’t a tough one to figure out, but the fact of the matter is that the field isn’t leveled for anyone, neither for Citizens, nor for Eu officials.
Our understanding: we want to look ahead, and work with the evolving Digital Agenda which we believe will be an enabler to make sure that all details can be in place so that mapping isn’t a problem for those wanting to participate.
We would like however the congratulate to everyone that participated for the successful event and looking forward to renewing the experience in the near future.
Also a special note of gratitude goes to the communication team at the PIO, and Presidency Press Center – as well as the Kyrenia Municipality back in Cyprus, without whom, we may not have been involved in the event.
* Calls to @twiplomacy and @B_Mar managed to update this morning’s map. It is our guess that a specific chapter will have to be added by report editor @Luefkens as Cyprus presidency makes more effort in gaining visibility.