Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marines (and NFL) ban Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.

Looselips

The few, the proud, the silent - at least according to this report from Cnet.news.  Some segments of the military still feel that "loose lips sink ships" and hence have decided to make discretion mandatory in an age when most are constantly "updating people on [one's] latest moods, feelings, lovers, and hangnails."

Neither the Marines, nor some NFL teams according to the story, want anything to do with that namby-pamby social networking stuff.

Which raises an interesting question:  Will other private and government organizations that handle sensitive information, such as law firms, the SEC and DOJ, to take some examples, follow the Marines' lead and enact formal policies prohibiting employees from texting, Tweeting or blogging on or off the clock?

Hat tip to BNA Internet News.  I am the scholarship dude.  (jbl)

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