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Ex-UK diplomat: ‘Smartphone diplomacy’ boosts regional politics

So prolific was Tom Fletcher’s time as the UK ambassador to Lebanon that when his tenure in Beirut came to an end, he blogged: “Four marathons, 100 blogs, 10,000 tweets, 59 calls on Prime Ministers, 600+ long dinners, and 52 graduation speeches.”

Fletcher is renowned for being one of only a few diplomats to have taken to Twitter as a means of communicating with the world, instead of relying on press releases and conferences. He has nearly 52,500 Twitter followers.

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