Thursday, October 4, 2007


Is it possible to join the blogosphere without joining the 21st century? The U.S. Department of State seems to have answered the question in the affirmative, with the launch of the department's new blog Dipnote. They got reactions to the name, of course. A p.s. was added to the opening post:
We're new at this. It looks like we broke our own rule and used State jargon in our blog title. "Dipnote" refers to a diplomatic note. It is one of the many ways in which governments formally communicate with each other. The dictionary definition of a diplomatic note is: "A formal communication between an ambassador and a minister (usually the foreign minister) of this host government or another ambassador."
While they are getting some ribbing, it will be an interesting place to see the way American foreign policy is constructed within the blogosphere. Hat tip.