Last Friday, May 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Vedado district of Havana, a group of about 20-30 Cuban Twitter users held an open meet-up called #Twitthab. This was the second such gathering under that name coming almost two years after the first one in the summer of 2011.
One unique element to Friday's gathering was the surprise presence of the Deputy Chief of the US Interest Section, Conrad Tribble (@ConradTribble). Below is a video of his brief and to my mind very positive intervention.
A short summary of his comments at #TwittHab in Havana:
Well said, well done, & keep it up!
You can go here, here, and here for some of the interesting back and forth between him and a number of Cuban bloggers that followed his visit.
(Here's another brief video of him speaking [in German] at his previous post in Munich about the relationship between diplomacy and social media. So his interest in digital technology and US diplomacy is not something new. There's even a great video of him here singing "Jack the Knife" - so Jazz and diplomacy go well together too it seems)!