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Putting a Cork in WikiLeaks

Whistleblower WikiLeaks has been the target of a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which saw the site become slow to access and even go offline for over a week. And while the website is now back up and running, the DDoS attack continues, which means it may become inaccessible again in the future. The…

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World Leaders and their “Twiplomacy”

A recent research study by PR firm Burson-Marsteller sheds light, for the very first time, on the Twitter presence of the world’s leaders. The pioneering study looks at “Twiplomacy”, that is, diplomatic relations over Twitter among the world’s heads of state. According to this research, over 60% of world leaders are represented on the microblogging site, 264 in…