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Tweeting From the Front-Line

April 27th, 2010 04:43 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

blackbearnh writes “There’s an interesting article up on O’Reilly Radar talking about how the US military is reacting to the increasing use of social media by soldiers in hostile territory. In an interview with Price Floyd, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, he talks about the trade-offs between operational security and allowing soldiers and the public to interact, and how social media has changed the way the DoD communicates with the public. ‘I think that we need to become much more comfortable with taking risk, much more comfortable with having multiple spokesmen out there, thousands of spokesmen in essence. But, for me, there’s nothing more credible than the men and women who are out there on the front lines, fighting the wars that we’re in, sending messages back to their family and friends.’”

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