Archive for July 5th, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Public Diplomacy: “… then Social Media it is”

One of the core problems with the State Department, and the one that most significantly contributes to the Department’s increasing irrelevance in foreign policy, is that State seems just content to “be,” to create conditions of its own continued existence. So, if social media is a new cool thing, and Congress will pay for it, then social media it is.

Peter van Buren, We Meant Well, July 2, 2012

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Related

» RCI “Effectively Retired”, April 9, 2012
» State Dept moves, Washington Post, March 14, 2012
» Trying to Pigeonhole DW, Febr 19, 2012
» David Ensor, not familiar, Sept 9, 2011
» Open Standards, Berners-Lee, Nov 22, 2010

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Reception Report – Zombies on Shortwave?

Shortwave listeners are an odd bunch of people, Foarp (himself once part of the crowd, so he must know) observed in April. He was referring to those who listen to numbers stations.

JR isn’t interested in numbers stations, but doesn’t mind to be given the time of the day. Even if it is from a station that may not be quite for real.

Soundcloud

Soundcloud – click on this logo to listen. Recorded on July 5, 11:13 – 11:16 GMT.

But if it isn’t for real, JR is wondering how they can keep broadcasting for weeks without being taken off the air. Maybe it’s just because shortwave doesn’t matter anymore?

According to their website, they are licensed by the ministry of economic development.

Either way, the Friends of Ital Cable – Amici di Ital Cable – have stayed around since mid-June or longer, and provided that their time signal is accurate, let’s wish their emissions a long life on shortwave.

July 5, 2012, 11:13 – 11:16 GMT, 10,000 kHz.

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Related

» Italcable, Wikipedia, accessed July 5
» The “Firedrake”, March 17, 2012

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