The State Department Joins Google+

Posted by Victoria Esser
February 16, 2012
Screenshot of State Department Google Plus Page

As we mark Social Media Week, we're excited to announce that you can follow the State Department on Google+. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made 21st Century Statecraft -- the leveraging of technology and innovation in support of our diplomatic goals -- a key part of our foreign policy agenda. Certainly, a key way in which we are executing on Secretary Clinton's leadership of 21st Century Statecraft is through the use of social media in today's interconnected world. Social media offers a powerful way for the State Department to better inform, understand, and engage with the American people and publics around the world on our foreign policy and development goals.

That's why you can find the State Department on Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, and now Google+. On our Google+ page, you'll find videos and photographs of the Secretary of State representing the United States abroad and meeting with foreign leaders here in Washington. You'll also find some of our fact sheets and all the latest news from our DipNote blog. And, of course, you'll have the opportunity to participate through State Department Hangouts.

In the meantime, we hope you add the State Department to your circles, join the discussion, and share the Department's content you find most interesting with your networks. We look forward to hearing from you.



Massachusetts, USA
February 16, 2012

Maureen in Massachusetts writes:

This might be the one DipNote blog participants have been waiting for. Hats off to Secretary Clinton and all the folks at Digital Strategy in the Bureau of Public Affairs.

February 16, 2012

W.W. writes:

uff...i was trying to avoid this...

Christina P.
February 16, 2012

Christina Dian P. in Australia writes:


The 21st century

pio c.
February 16, 2012

Pio in Italy writes:

I saw you joining the G+ pages. Put me on your list for Hangouts if you would. I did a thousand or more since joining G+ back in August. I have a great team of first generation G+ssers that can help you and your hangout being better and have a great exposure here on G+ community..Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further explanaition. I am all over the net but mostly on G+

February 17, 2012

W.W. writes:

Is there any video of Mrs.Secretary dancing ?

Tony D.
New York, USA
February 18, 2012

Tony D. in New York writes:

There's been some sharp criticism of your adoption policy at ''

A thoughtful response would be appreciated.

February 22, 2012

Xiaojian in Asia writes:

I have a strategy on politics of China.Would you connect with me?


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