Wednesday, January 7, 2009

U.S. Air Force to monitor bloggers, blog topics

With the rise in popularity of blogs, and their acceptance by mainstream media as a viable source of information, it's no surprise that the United States Air Force is taking them seriously.

According to a recent article by The Inquisitr, the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Agency, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is empowering every Airman as a communicator, says Emerging Technology Team head, Capt. Dave Faggard.

The U.S. military appears to be open to communication through Web 2.0 technologies, including blogs and messaging services like Twitter. This is a world which has been old-hat for the tech-savvy, and the military's core target audience of 18-29 year-olds.


For the complete story, or for a closer look at the Air Force's blog communications flowchart, go to: http://www.inquisitr.com/14468/us-air-forces-puts-bloggers-in-their-sights/.

For an even more in-depth look at this new initiative, see the complete article by Noah Shachtman at Wired.com: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/01/usaf-blog-respo.html



Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
New Media Manager, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs

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