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U.S. military OKs use of online social media


Ha! They used Twitter to announce it's okay to use Facebook and vice versa.

Washington (CNN) -- U.S. military personnel are officially allowed to tweet.

That's the upshot of the Pentagon's long-awaited policy on rank and file personnel using online social media, unveiled Friday. The new rules authorize access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media Web sites from nonclassified government computers -- as long as such activity doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

Until now, the military's various branches and departments had differing policies regarding social media use. The Marine Corps, for instance, prohibited use of social media sites from its computers in 2007, according to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon announced the policy Friday via social media such as Facebook and Twitter, in addition to using the Department of Defense's Web site, said spokesman Bryan Whitman.


Palin blames the military


By GottaLaff

Blaming the military should ingratiate her to servicemen and women everywhere:

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Yes, it's the fault of the U.S. Air Force that she didn't meet, greet, quit halfway and blow off her adoring fans. Why does she hate our troops? But at least she's going to hold a public event in Alaska... somewhere.

Mudflats takes it from here:

All eyes will refocus on Alaska to see how we react to our former governor who quit her job to go on a book tour, return to Alaska looking for love ON that very book tour. The question is, where will this supposed future public event be?

But wait! There's more Barbie McLipSchmutz fun! Celtic Diva posts her livetweets of Not Ghost Writer's latest book signing at Elmendorf Air Force Base, a must-read.

Preview: Her friends were the only people of color there. One member of that family was a 13-year-old girl who was wearing an Obama tee shirt and managed to get a wrist band. Guess how she was treated?

Kim Chatman, who filed the AK Fund Trust Ethics Complaint that should have gone to a hearing by now, decided to take her three teenagers and get some signatures from Palin.

Now click on over to Celtic Diva's place and read the details.


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