Lola Adeniyi

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What Social Media Offers Diplomacy

By Lola Adeniyi 

Discussion of topical news events such as the Arab protests, the Wikileaks fiasco, or the 2009 Iranian student movement cannot be complete without considering the increasing relevance and impact of social media on commerce, politics and activism. From pure entertainment to business networking, the democracy of social media platforms presents an opportunity to acquire and assess the public’s perception of current events. Conversely, it provides the chance to tap into the public’s conscience on political and activist issues.