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?