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Backgrounder #2273 on National Security and Defense

May 18, 2009

Social Networking and National Security: How to Harness Web 2.0 to Protect the Country

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[1]Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer, "The Transformation of the Web: How Emerging Communities Shape the Information We Consume," Journal of Universal Computer Science, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2006), pp. 187-207.

[2]Jose Antonio Vargas, "Grading WhiteHouse.gov," The Washington Post, March 24, 2009, at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/03/24/grading_whitehousegov.html (May 12, 2009).

[3]L. A. N. Amaral and J. M. Ottino, "Complex Networks: Augmenting the Framework for the Study of Complex Systems," The European Physical Journal (May 14, 2004), pp. 147-162, at http://amaral.northwestern.edu/Publications/Papers/Amaral-2004-Eur.Phys.J.B-38-147.pdf (May 12, 2009).

[4]Cited in Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (New York: Penguin Books, 2008), p. 28.

[5]E. Barsky and M. Purdon, "Introducing Web 2.0: Social Networking and Social Bookmarking for Health Librarians," Journal of Canadian Health Librarian Association, Vol. 27(2006), p. 65, at http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/jchla/jchla27/c06-024.pdf (May 12, 2009).

[6]James Jay Carafano and Andrew Gudgel, "Nanotechnology and National Security: Small Changes, Big Impact," Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No.2071, September 21, 2007, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/bg2071.cfm.

[7]Nancy M. Dixon et al., CompanyCommand: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession (West Point, New York: Center for the Advancement of Leader Development & Organizational Learning, 2005).

[8]Mark Drapeau and Linton Wells II, "Social Software and National Security: An Initial Assessment," Center for Technology and National Security, National Defense University, April 2009, p. v, at http://www.ndu.edu/ctnsp/Def_Tech/DTP61_SocialSoftwareandNationalSecurity.pdf (May 13, 2009).

[9]Bev Godwin, Sheila Campbell, Jeffrey Levy, Joyce Bounds, "Social Media and the Federal Government: Perceived and Real Barriers and Potential Solutions," Federal Web Managers Council, December 23, 2008, at http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/documents/SocialMediaFed%20Govt_BarriersPotentialSolutions.pdf (May 12, 2009).

[10]Alex Wright, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages (Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2007), pp. 231-232.

[11]Paper presented by Besiki Stvilia et al., "Information Quality Discussions in Wikipedia," Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.84.3912&rep=rep1&type=pdf (May 12, 2009).

[12]Michael Tanji, "The Think Tank Is Dead: Long Live the Think Tank," unpublished paper, at http://haftofthespear.com/The%20Think%20Tank%20is%20Dead%20Final%20Print.pdf (May 12, 2009).

[13]Ronald S. Burt, "The Social Origins of Good Ideas," unpublished paper, January 2003, at http://web.mit.edu/sorensen/www/SOGI.pdf (May 12, 2009).

[14]See, for example, Committee on Network Science for Future Army Applications, Network Science (Washington, D.C.: The National Academies, 2005).

[15]See, for example, James Jay Carafano, "Missing Pieces in Homeland Security: Interagency Education, Assignments, and Professional Accreditation," Heritage Foundation Executive Memorandum No. 1013¸ October 16, 2006, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandSecurity/em1013.cfm.

[16]Tony Blankley, Helle C. Dale, and Oliver Horn, "Reforming U.S. Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century," Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No.2211, November 20, 2008, at http://www.heritage.org/Research/PublicDiplomacy/bg2211.cfm.

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