ADELPHI, Md. U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and university scientists from Polytechnic Institute, Notre Dame, and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign are looking to create social sensing as a scientific discipline. Army officials say this emerging science space will help commanders assess and comprehend the accuracy and true meaning of information on the battlefield.
Politics and social media have a dysfunctional relationship. The real-time response that politicians receive can be heartwarming, cynical, and at times quite nasty. The beauty about social media with platforms such as Twitter is that the connection… or disconnection… is immediate. While the general public can indulge in all types of political activities, the military cannot. I think what most people forget is that military service members are bound by a contract, and in that contract, the member is bound to represent that entity 24/7, 365 days out of the year.