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Tumblr for diplomats – Digital Diplomacy – Medium

Tumblr for diplomats – Digital Diplomacy – Medium

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the use of Tumblr by the U.S. Department of State, which is quite active on the platform, shows a keen interest mostly in infographics and videos, but uses less GIFs, or animated GIF images, then the previous administration... why GIFs can be key in the storytelling process: contextualize a quote or event; condense information, time, or process; create a narrative; portray a juxtaposition... a tool for storytelling by journalists, by political campaigns, and by non-profits and campaigners of all types. It has been called the ‘modern political cartoon’ but you can also think of it as the modern political soundbite...

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