On Friday, the Pentagon announced a new social media policy that will the troops to use Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites, within limits. True to form, Pentagon social media czar Price Floyd announced the policy change in a Twitter update.
It’s an important move, and has the potential to clear up the military’s longstanding confusion over web 2.0. Last summer, Noah broke the news that the Department of Defense was strongly considering a near-total ban on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Not long after that, the Marine Corps banned Web 2.0 sites from its networks. But the crackdown also came as military services and top leaders embraced social networking tools to communicate with the public.