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    Who are the most influential EU think tanks on Twitter?

    On this last post from the series on EU Think Tanks and Twitter, Luca Barani focuses on the main challenges to measure how influential is an EU think tank on Twitter. It presents a small case study on the communication activities of the Brussels Think Tank Dialogues, an influential annual policy forum. Read full article
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    The EU think tanks’s tweetosphere

    In this second post of the series on Think Tanks and Twitter, Luca Barani uses Twitter Analytics to investigate which are the most powerful EU think tanks on Twitter. He analyses their activity, number of followers, offers insight on their effectiveness and trust, as well as their level of influence. Read full article
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    How established is EU Think Tanks’ use of Twitter to broadcast their policy messages?

    This is the first post from a series on Think Tanks and Twitter, by Luca Barani. The series focuses on the main challenges and opportunities Think Tanks face when addressing their ideas through social media. In this post, a comparison is made between the outreach of the tweetosphere EU think tanks compared to US-based think tanks and other countries such as Canada and the UK. Read full article
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    Tracking real-time impact through Twitter

    Alistair Brown of the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog has reported of a case in which Twitter has proven to be a useful tool in measuring impact by achieving real time engagement with the public. Dr. Helen O'Donnell of Durham University and historian Lucy Worsley were interviewed on BCC... Read full article
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    European think tanks and the European Union

    The Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the European Commission has recently published a report on the current relationship between European think tanks and the European Union, edited by Antonio Missiroli and Isabelle Ioannides. The purpose of the report is to focus on the role of think... Read full article
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    Twitter and think tanks in the UK

    Michael Harris from New Think Tank has posted and interesting analysis on the use (or not) of twitter by think tanks in the UK. There are also some interesting comments made to the post it self that are worth having a look. His basic argument is that think tanks are missing an opportunity:... Read full article