Thursday, December 4, 2008

Eye Spy A-Space

My kids are all on Facebook. I’ve so far resisted the temptation as I grow older gracefully (another birthday just came and went). The move towards social networks has really accelerated over the past 12 months and it certainly is one of the key phenomena of the century’s first decade.

In September, the U.S. government launched A-Space, aka Facebook for Spies. It is a highly restricted website only available to members of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and 13 other intelligent services. I spoke to this mob 3-4 years ago and I can vouch for their smarts, work rate, analytical skills, and overall geekiness. Social skills did not seem to be a prerequisite so A-Space was launched. The spies’ very own social network designed to encourage the sharing of ideas, information, and hot dating amongst this very high-powered, high security classified group.

I wonder if the Russians have got access?


Adam Werbach said...

There's a ton of great Saatchi networks bustling on Facebook now -- and I'm seeing the conversations accelerate.

From the Lovemarks Group and application

To the True Blue group

To Saatchi & Saatchi S

Leslie Goodbar said...

Facebook and social networking are evolving communication the way email and the Internet changed the way business is done. Those communications in turn are changing our relationships, the way they are formed and maintained as well as expanding the possibilities of how we connect with others.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, i am using with you the same emotion as I have used with all the members of my family to bring all them on Facebook. I did it and now they are all crazy about it. FB is the world square. It is where everybody meet up. It is the media that carries the people not only the news. It is the local pub down the road, it is the dinner room at your family home.

It is the global village we have only dreamed 10 years ago.

You inspired me to start my own blog, perdon me if I ask you to give Facebook a go and see how it will change your life for the best and for ever. We are all here waiting for you. If it does not work, you just shut it down.
Ciao gp

Piotr Jakubowski said...

The question is, how did you get access?

I like Facebook because it allows me to reconnect with friends and people in the past from times in my life where connecting with others wasn't a priority (or as readily possible). It's been a great tool in bringing my network that much closer together!