Jul 20, 2006
Pentagon is developing a database of blogs now.
The boys and girls over at the Dept of Defense have awarded a contract to a "Massachusetts firm called Versatile Information Systems Inc., to pay for a three-year project entitled "Automated Ontologically Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information."
What this means to the blogging world is this: The government will now be spying specifically on blogs using specific key words. Of course they state they are doing this to find the blogs that support their positions and provide accurate content. The article is up on AlterNet if you wish to read it.
If you buy into their bullshit, more power to you. I think its another thinly-veiled attempt to spy on us, those that rail AGAINST the government. The spin put on it by Major Amy Magnus, per the article:" Major Amy Magnus, project manager for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, which is funding the effort, says bloggers are "very interesting to us" because they are seen as "experts in their fields" who lead "a community of people in rich discussion within a narrow field."
Now, I am aware that blogs are public, but this new program will save them the time and effort of checking my blog daily (as they do)and keeping track of all the links both incoming and outgoing..its a time-saving program, don't ya know?
If you think its for the good of our country and another effort to fight the GWOT..then I have some land in south Florida you might be interested in or perhaps you would like to buy some property in the 9th ward in New Orleans..it won't flood..I swear. :p
It's moving day!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have purchased a domain name. I have been meticulously working on a new site,Leftwing Nutjob. Please change your bookmarks people..this puppy will no longer be updated as of July 1st 2011.