1. Social media “sorrys” do matter (Blog by Lauren Hug)

The healing power of apology.

Social media spats are all too familiar these days.

This post was inspired by one prominent spat and at least two more garnered attention while I was writing it. So rather than focus on the spat-du-jour (and create instantly outdated content), let’s look at the well-known pattern …

2. How AI chatbots could change online search (The Economist)

They will supply tailor-made answers and create new markets

3. 10 Social Media Design Tips to Stand Out on the Feed (Hootsuite)

If your social posts are visually unappealing, they’ll be lost in the feed. Learn the best social media design tips to help you stand out.

4. How to become a UGC content creator (Passionfruit)

If you’ve already dived into the world of content creation and have been reading up on the best strategies for making a living doing what you love, you’ve probably come across people discussing the benefits of becoming a UGC creator or a user-generated content creator.

5. EVENT: Countering Russian influence efforts against nonproliferation norms in Eastern Europe (Atlantic Council)

Russia has intensified the use of information influence activities around chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons in Europe to undermine security and weaken nonproliferation norms. This workshop in Ljubljana will seek to identify and respond to Russia’s information influence in Slovenia to safeguard nonproliferation norms and regimes.

Please note that participants can register to attend one of two in-person workshops on Wednesday, March 29 or on Thursday, March 30 from 9:00am – 2:00pm CET.

6. Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web (Atlantic Council)

The Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web will chart a clear and action-oriented roadmap for future online ecosystems to protect users’ rights, support innovation, and center trust and safety principles.

7. EVENT: Kremlin Information Operations Before and After Ukraine Invasion (Atlantic Council)

Wed, February 22, 2023 • 9:00 am ET

The DFRLab hosts the launch of two new reports on Russian narratives used to justify the hostile invasion of Ukraine in 2022 and a discussion with authors and experts on what the future holds for holding Russia accountable.

8. Metaverse Diplomacy: Borrowing From AESPA’s “Kwangya” Public Space (US CPD)

The technological revolution has altered how society interacts. The Internet has opened the door for a different kind of engagement where face-to-face interaction is replaced by virtual platforms. This advancement affects the world of diplomacy.

9. EVENT: Will AI take over diplomatic reporting? WebDebate #56 (DiploFoundation)

Reports are the lifeblood of diplomacy. Every day, thousands of reports, also known as diplomatic cables, are produced by diplomats around the world. With the advent of AI, and in particular the release of ChatGPT, we have to ask ourselves: Will AI take over diplomatic reporting?

10. WEBINAR: Crafting the Future of Cultural Diplomacy in the Digital Age (Dept.of Communications at Ben Gurion University)

This one hour webinar, part of the Italian Embassy’s Digital Diplomacy Series, seeks to examine how digital technologies are transforming the practice of cultural diplomacy. Cultural institutions’ mass embrace of digital technologies, coupled with the Covid19 pandemic, have lead to a digital revolution in cultural diplomacy. In recent years, cultural institutions have adopted a host of digital technologies ranging from virtual museums to AI generated art and immersive exhibitions. This rapid process of digitalization is also influencing the world of diplomats, and the practice of cultural diplomacy. This webinar seeks to examine how digital technologies can best be leveraged by diplomats and national cultural institutions.

11. Subnational Diplomacy With Ambassador Nina Hachigian (Council on Foreign Relations)

Nina Hachigian, special representative for subnational diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State, and Alyssa Ayres, dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and adjunct senior fellow at CFR, discuss the nexus of state and local agendas and U.S. foreign policy and how officials can become more engaged in international affairs.

12. ACADEMIC WEBINAR: Big Tech and Global Order

Margaret O’Mara, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Chair of American history and professor at the University of Washington, leads the conversation on big tech and global order.

13. Ukraine’s Cyber-Defenses a Model for Our Cyber Future (Diplomatic Courier)

Ukraine hasn’t just put up a robust physical defense in the face of Russia’s invasion; it has also built a fabulously successful model of cyber-defense. This is a model the rest of the world can learn a lot from to best face future challenges, write Tomer Saban and Andrea Bonime-Blanc.