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To Deliver Soft Power, Digital Diplomats Need to Move Beyond Platforms

Jimmy Leach | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Jimmy Leach

Done well, digital diplomacy ought to be the use of technology to deliver soft power and public policy messages, alongside the ability to engage with wider audiences of both state and non-state actors and use that feedback loop to understand more and to deliver better policy.

President Obama May Have Blocked A Meninist Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women

@POTUS is on Twitter, and he wants nothing to do with "meninists." According to an image tweeted out by the account @MeninistTweet, it has been bl...

My Advice to President Obama for His New Twitter Account

David Vaughn | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy
David Vaughn

Hello, Mr. President! Welcome to the wonderful world of Twitter! A lot has changed in the tweeting world since you stepped into office. Now we can have banners atop our profiles that no one ever sees.

Obama Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama finally got his own Twitter account on Monday. Obama tweeted from @POTUS, a verified account, lamenting how long it took him...

Pope Francis Is Still The Most Influential World Leader On Twitter

Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion

BERLIN (AP) - A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered ...

This Chart Shows Which World Leaders Are the Most Powerful on Twitter

Florian Hildebrandt | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Florian Hildebrandt

The new prime minister of India, @NarendraModi, just surpassed the @WhiteHouse in fourth place and is likely to have more followers than Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono next week.

Obama Congratulates Potential NFL Player On Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A post from President Barack Obama's Twitter account congratulated University of Missouri defensive lineman and potential NFL player Michael Sam for c...

No, Barack Obama's Twitter Account Wasn't Hacked (But A Link Shortener Was)

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

The group that runs President Barack Obama's Twitter says his account was not hacked, but a link shortener used by Organizing for Action was compromis...

Obama Congratulates Nyad On Historic Moment

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama tweeted his congratulations to Diana Nyad, who on Saturday became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark...

The Best World Leaders Tweets This Week

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

World leaders and Twitter... it's a love-hate relationship. Remember Ayatollah Khamenei's epic online rant about the lack of hikers in Tehran or Frenc...

The Best World Leaders Tweets This Week

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.11.2013 | World

World leaders and Twitter... it's a love-hate relationship. Remember Ayatollah Khamenei's epic online rant about the lack of hikers in Tehran or Frenc...

Obama Puts New Twist On Throwback Thursday With Adorable Bo Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Politicians are all about Throwback Thursday, but President Barack Obama's account has taken the Twitter tradition to a whole new level. Obama's ac...

Conservatives Pounce On Obama 'Gun' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

A lighthearted Father's Day tweet featuring a photo of President Barack Obama and his daughter playing with toy water guns prompted significant backla...

PHOTOS: Would The "Fashion Police" Approve Of Joan Rivers Wearing The Same Thing For Three Days?

Posted 06.02.2013 | Style

It's always fun when stars riff on themselves. Case in point: Joan Rivers posted a picture on Tuesday of herself wearing a pretty hilarious American f...

Obama vs. Birds: The Best Fake War Ever Declared

Posted 05.31.2013 | Green

To the relief of all the world's nations, a truce has been declared in the (utterly fake and nonsensical) war between President Barack Obama and the A...

Obama Threats Land Man In Court

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Daniel Temple, a 36-year-old man from Ohio, was released from jail on Tuesday after attending a hearing in federal court regarding a series of threate...

Which 4 Celebs Outrank Obama On Twitter?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.21.2013 | Celebrity

Happy 7th birthday, Twitter! Amid the site's proliferation over the past several years, it seems celebrities and politicians dominate the conversat...

Obama Welcomes Make-A-Wish Cellist To Oval Office (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama listened to cellist and Make-A-Wish recipient Khari Joyner in the Oval Office Tuesday. White House photographer Pete Souza twee...

WATCH: Behind The Scenes Footage Of Obama On Twitter

Posted 12.06.2012 | Black Voices

President Obama has accomplished several "firsts" during his time as commander-in-chief. Not only is he the country's first African-American president...

The Pope Tweets (Parody)

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Deciding to "go rogue," as the pope jauntily put it, Benedict shut the door of his office and began communicating with his flock (and anyone else who's following him). Below is a partial inaugural Twitter feed from His Holiness.

WATCH: Woman Says Obama Didn't Answer Her Question During Twitter Q&A

Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

President Barack Obama took questions about the so-called fiscal cliff Monday from Twitter users using the hashtag #My2K. Mandi Roberts was among thos...

In a Single Tweet, President Obama Revealed How to Become a Powerful Social Brand

Simon Mainwaring | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Simon Mainwaring

"Four more years." Three simple words that could have been written by any Democratic supporter on Tuesday night but in this case they came from the President of the United States himself to announce his second term.

The 7 Best Tweets From Election Night 2012

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

And as you might guess, Election Night 2012 turned scores of tweeters users into quick-typing political junkies. Whether looking up Nate Silver's stat...

Scoot Over, Bieber

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology

Barack Obama is the official winner of the 2012 presidential race, as well as the ultimate king of the Twittersphere. When numbers began pouring i...

Who Will Win The Election?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

Will Obama win the 2012 presidential election? According to a map from the Oxford Internet Institute, the current U.S. commander-in-chief has been...