U.S. Military Can Now Use Social Media

CNN reports that U.S. military personnel are now allowed tweet. According to the article, the Pentagon announced Friday that military personnel can use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube “from non-classified government computers as long as the activity does not compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.”

“The world of Web 2.0 and the Internet provides these amazing opportunities to collaborate,” David M. Wennergren, deputy assistant secretary of defense for information management and technology told CNN. “It not only promotes information sharing across organizational boundaries and with mission partners, but also enables deployed troops to maintain contact with their loved ones at home.”

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