North Korea joins Twitter? has recently reported that “North Korea” – as in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – has joined Twitter. Difficult to believe – especially because big brother China has blocked all American originated social networking services in the country. Read the article closely and you find, that not North Korea as a country or a representative of the government has joined, but a media outlet called Uriminzokkiri has joined. Apparently they have also joined Youtube.


About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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