Hillary, the ‘e-diplomat,’ is taking the Internet by storm

Hillary Clinton with BlackBerry, Nov. 11, 2008 From the Associated Press: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing new media, using the Web to promote the agency and her role as the nation’s top envoy. and Daily views of the Dipnote have doubled from 10,000 a year ago to 20,000 today, with 700 subscribers ...

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From the Associated Press:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing new media, using the Web to promote the agency and her role as the nation's top envoy.

Hillary Clinton with BlackBerry, Nov. 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton with BlackBerry, Nov. 11, 2008

From the Associated Press:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing new media, using the Web to promote the agency and her role as the nation’s top envoy.

and

Daily views of the Dipnote have doubled from 10,000 a year ago to 20,000 today, with 700 subscribers to its RSS feed, twice as many as in March 2008. The number of followers of the department on Twitter has tripled since Jan. 20, when Obama took office, while the department’s Facebook friends have increased by 2 1/2 times in the same period.

and

What remains unclear, though, is whether the spike in interest reflects the revamped Web site or the public’s fascination with Clinton’s latest career shift.

Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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