Twitter Search as a Government case study

In addition to periodic think-pieces here at Shepherd’s Pi, I also contribute a monthly online column over at SIGNAL Magazine on topics relating to intelligence. This month I keyed off a recent discussion I had onstage at the 2015 AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium with Elon Musk, particularly a colloquy we had on implications of the emerging cleavage (post-Edward Snowden) between Silicon Valley technology companies and their erstwhile innovation partners, U.S. intelligence agencies.

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My latest Twitter fishwrap…

Last 24 hours of my Twitter posts syndicated to ShepherdsPi by LoudTwitter


17:42 Uh oh – my latest blogpost just got linked again on MSR homepage… last time that happened global hits were huge #

17:47 Kicking people out of my office so I can go home myself, debate pizza party! #

22:52 The scrolling WisdomOfCrowd at was the way to go tonight, funny/piquant/profane/profound … very American #

08:40 taking Photosynth pictures at home, later at Stratford Hall, will eventually post at #

09:01 Still haven’t made it over to Library of Congress to play with their use of Surface. TJ “edited” by Adams? Absurd! #


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