On the heels of the news that the DoD is blocking access to a variety of social networks and ugc media sites, I’d just like to bring up a point of surprise that the dod hasn’t already created its own social network. I’ve felt that the military is a social context in which a self-sustaining sns would work, sort of like facebook. I’m sure there’s some difference in that soldiers probably have more of a desire to connect outside of their walls versus college students, but there’s still value in keeping in touch with each other as they’re shuffled to various parts of the world and when they eventually leave the military. There’s plenty of commerce opportunities too, from classifieds to networking. Plus, as the owners, the DoD would, obviously, have more control over what happens. There’s an issue of openness and user privacy that needs to be addressed. But I think they’re surmountable issues.Now all they’ve done is ensure that some second rate SNS or ugc media site is gonna clean up.