Last week, U.S. Marines were banned from using any social networking site, including Twitter. In a major contrast to those events, Britain’s Ministry of Defence has encouraged all of its troops to tweet, blog and upload photos to Facebook. Just one rule: Use common sense.
The military says they want troops to become more accessible to the general public and engage on a social level with citizens.
While some may frown on such public transparency, especially in regards to the military, I think it’s great to see them utilize modern technology other than weaponry.