US intelligence agency uses social media

If it weren’t for memories of US spooks trying out LSD and psychics during the Cold War I’d be pointing to accounts of their using social media to help their analysts as evidence of social media’s march of progress in the modern world…

According to Computerworld:

DIA first launched a wiki it dubbed Intellipedia in 2004 on the Defense Department’s Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), a top-secret network that links all the government’s intelligence agencies.

“The collaboration potential of the social software side is really being thoroughly vetted and is now rapidly being adopted,” Shepherd said. “Across agencies, wikis and blogs are becoming as ubiquitous as e-mail in terms of information sharing.”

Via David Weinberger.