Blog Wars - Views from the Front Line

Posted on Friday, Oct 06 2006 @ 09:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The internet is changing how we view the wars in the world today. Soldiers can give a grunt's eye view of the action with video cameras and YouTube, and can blog about their experiences in the field. Is the net a tool of information, propaganda, terror, or all of the above?

"The ability to get a much more reliable stream of information from the front line is new and unusual, and clearly not something that would sit well with military traditionalists who know the value of keeping casualties and other bad news quiet. But the capacity to bring war directly from the front line to the internet can also be used to misinform."

Check it out over at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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