Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blogging and the big blue sea

gCaptain points to Maritime Reporter and Engineering News's bit on blogg'n and the Navy.
Acknowledging the importance of tapping the resources of Web 2.0 technology, namely one of its most prevalent user group, Net Generation-the generation born between the late 70s to the early 90s-the Navy's Chief Information Officer, Robert J. Carey, didn't send a memo; he blogged. "In addition to being raised on computers, this generation thinks differently from the generations that have preceded them. This Age of Mass Collaboration requires parallel rather than linear thinking, which the Net Gen has mastered as a result of their seemingly innate knack for multitasking," Carey said on his blog. According to the IT world, Web 2.0 has a myriad of meanings. But if one were to Google "Web 2.0," one of the first definitions of the term comes up as: "Web 2.0 encapsulates the idea of the proliferation of interconnectivity and social interactions on the Web." Each military arm's CIO has their own website, but Carey is said to be the first CIO to harness 2.0 technology with his blog.
Yep, he has a blog - titled, shocker, CIO Blog.

They also go on to mention other Navy related blog's worth looking at. Humbled that this blog was mentioned (preen, preen), but they have a solid list some of which are new to me.

First they have a few friends of this blog like our MarStrat beer-buddie Galrahn, Sailors of Destroyermen, and my Blogger's Roundtable podcasting bud David from WarIsBoring.

Some of the new ones worth looking at include; CGBlog, SeaFever, OneBigCoastieFamily, and the Defense part of Wired.

Knowledge is power; read-up.

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