Is Resistance Futile? Maximizing the Impact of Public Diplomacy on Social Media

One of the most sought after metrics in social network analysis is influence. Finding out who the most important users are in the network and how they leverage their influence online is of great value for maximizing the impact of one’s message on social networks. Degree centrality (DG), which reflects the number of relations a user has, is one common tool used for gauging online influence and it comes in two forms: in-degree centrality, which is indicative of the number of users that may potentially retweet the node’s messages (how many users follow a node), and out-degree centrality, which reflects the number of users the node may potentially retweet (how many users the node follows). The E

Diplomatic Responses to Cyber-Intelligence Operations: A Short Guide

The United Kingdom faces up to 120,000 cyber-attacks a day, equating to 44 million over the year. Cyberwarfare is also considered by a majority of American defence officials as the most serious threat facing the United States (US), even above terrorism, which ranks second. Cyber-intelligence[i], by which we refer to as the use of web-based technologies for intelligence purposes, has the potential to impose significant economic, political and security costs on the targeted states. It has been estimated that governments and consumers lose $125 billion annually to cyber-attacks, but these costs are often hard to assess. Unlike traditional espionage situations, cyber-intelligence operations (CIO

Prof. Corneliu Bjola

I'm an Oxford scholar seeking to make sense of "unknown unknowns" in international diplomacy, a data viz. aficionado, and an unrepentant Big Lebowski fan ("lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's..").

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