Alec Ross, the Senior Advisor for Innovation at the Office of Secretary of State was featured last week in a piece over at The Next Web and has, of course, some innovative things to say about social media at the State Department:
“We set up the program overnight, with no meeting no clearances and no budget,” he explains. “We thought it was a good idea that might raise a few hundred thousand dollars but, after using the ‘dark arts’ of social media, we raised $35 million in just two weeks.”
Best of all, no clearances!
Then over at The Hill, they had a strange conception that social media is becoming ‘mainstream’ at the State Department.
Wu de tyen aaah!* Whoever gave them that idea?
* Dear God in heaven
- Social media becoming ‘mainstream’ at State Department, says aide (thehill.com)
- Hillary Clinton’s ‘tech guru’ on how social networks are forcing “a massive shift in power” (thenextweb.com)
- Conversation with Self About Serial Blog Killers and the 21st Century Statecraft (diplopundit.net)
- State Dept. Official: Governments Can’t Fight Social Media (pcworld.com)