State Department Launches New Blog "Dipnote"

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

September 26, 2007

Some key senior Washington players are letting the public inside their diplomatic world by way of the web.

It's just another way that technology is merging with government. The State Department has launched its first ever blog called "Dipnote." State Department spokesman Sean Mccormack came up with the idea.

The goal is to give internet surfers insight in to the diplomatic decisions that the department makes with informal web posts from senior Washington officials. It's a chance for bloggers to give their opinions about how they think the U.S. should handle different diplomatic challenges.

The blog is just the latest in a series of changes the department has made in order to increase their web presence. And since that effort began in 2005 the state department has nearly doubled the amount of visitors to their website from 8.9 million to 17 million.

If you would like to check out the new blog just click on the website below.


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