Sunday, July 02, 2006

What the Air Force knows about Blogging

Josh Marshall alerts us to a $450,000, three-year program to help the Air Force mine the world of blogs for important information. Several choice quotes in the summary. Including:
"Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism."
"Blog entries have a different structure,"[Dr. Brian E.] Ulicny said. "They are typically short and are about something external to the blog posting itself , such as a news event. It’s not uncommon for a blogger to simply state, 'I can’t believe this happened,' and then link to a news story."
I can't believe this happened.