‘The Diplomat’s Club’

Dissemination is the process of spreading information from one individual to many.

Dialogue is the process of exchanging information between two or more individuals. It involves reciprocity within human interaction as individuals are encouraged engage in immediate oral dialogue.

Due to the social media’s dialogue media mode, platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have amongst other things, transformed into a political space of discussion. One of the examples that comes to mind is Lady Gaga’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ campaign, which was a campaign run in 2010 to lift the ban on gays openly serving in the military. Even almost 10 years ago it’s clear to see the role social media platforms play in amplifying, coordinating and distributing networked protest movements. Gaga tweeted out and sparked political conversation on the topic amongst other celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne


My remediation makes comment on social media’s ability to spread information amongst all users as an organisational tool. One tweet can spark huge political debate and create awareness on planned events.






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3 thoughts on “‘The Diplomat’s Club’

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog post this week. Starting the blog out with 2 definitions is a good way to set the reader up for your main paragraph because they have learned the terms that you talk about. Your remediation is easy to read and clean. The only thing that I would add are some additional resources readers can go to to find more about the example of Lady Gaga that you used. Here is one I found interesting: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lady-gaga-rallies-against-dont-ask-dont-tell-238475/

    For my remediation I discussed information dissemination in protests organized with social media. If you want to leave a comment or check it out here it is: https://benton.home.blog/2019/10/20/social-media-and-area-51/

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  2. Great remediation for the weeks topic of ‘The social network revolutions.’ I believe a lot of people view social media from a negative perspective when in reality it can be such a powerful tool in social movements like you discussed. These networks are being utilized by millions of individuals in an organized fashion to incite real social change and it seems to be really effective.

    In my blog, I looked at the source ‘Fueling the Revolution: Social Media’s effect on Societal Revolutions’ Khomko draws from McLuhan’s media theory, social network and collective action theories, this theory argues that social networking sites impact societal revolutions by influencing protest attendance and information perception. Social media plays an increasingly important role in the formation of group identity and collective actions such as protests and I believe that it is probably one of the most successful ways to go about social change.

    Click to access Dissertation%20pdf.pdf

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  3. Awesome remediation! I like the way that you have explained the theory and align it with the case study of Lady Gaga’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ campaign!

    I think it would be interesting to further dive into this topic and show this in relation to similar events, such as protests regarding the climate online or even protestors anonymously criticizing various governments. Check out this video of Edward Snowden explaining how a government may spy on civilians.

    This is a great read, well done!

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