Diplomatic crisis? Try Twitter to connect, not hotline

STOCKHOLM — When Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt couldn’t reach his counterpart in Bahrain by traditional means of communication, he turned to Twitter. “Trying to get in touch with you on an issue,” Bildt tweeted to Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa early Thursday. A shout-out on Twitter — is this the future of diplomacy? “It shows that in the modern world you can seek contact in modern ways,” Bildt told The Associated Press. Many politicians and diplomats worldwide have already embraced social media as a tool to communicate with the public — Bildt and others tweeted prolifically Thursday about the...

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