Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Blogs May Come Under Scrutiny from U.S. Intelligence

Nothing to see here. Move along:

People in black trench coats might soon be chasing blogs.
Blogs, short for Web logs, are personal online journals. Individuals post them on Web sites to report or comment on news especially, but also on their personal lives or most any subject.

Some blogs are whimsical and deal with 'soft' subjects. Others, though, are cutting edge in delivering information and opinion.

As a result, some analysts say U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials might be starting to track blogs for important bits of information. This interest is a sign of how far Web media such as blogs have come in reshaping the data-collection habits of intelligence professionals and others, even with the knowledge that the accuracy of what's reported in some blogs is questionable.

Perhaps we can change the format here to something that might be a little less controversial.

Some ideas:

A picture library of the berets that Rerun wore on What's Happening.

Lyrics to the entire Kajagoogoo library.

A collection of commencement speeches given by Bobcat Goldthwaite.

All of the different line-ups the Phillies have used this season. (Bad idea, not enough bandwidth.)

Other suggestions welcomed...

UPDATE: The link above is no longer good. In fact it's disappeared completely from the destinaion site, investor.com. Conspiracy!

UPDATE2: Saved! It was posted on Yahoo! News

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