Navy proposing tighter blog restrictions for sailors

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The United States Navy may implement a more restrictive blogging policy for sailors according to an article in the Navy Times.

While the Navy can put new policies in place – and expect sailors to follow them – even Navy officials admit that its going to be nearly impossible to monitor blogs:

“Let’s take the issue of blogs: How many blogs are there?� he said. “They number in the millions. There’s no way in heck we could monitor that. Can’t be done.�

Other military branches also have regulations in place governing blogging from combat areas – such as restricting the posting of operational information and the like…

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  1. By Trudy W. Schuett posted on August 30, 2006 at 5:04 am
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    Yep, it’s true the military is getting squeamish about blogs. I work at a library on a Marine base, and we wanted to start a blog to keep our patrons apprised of new books, kid’s story hours and other events. But the powers that be said no.

    So we’re stuck with a static website that the marketing department updates every couple of years, whether it needs it or not. AAARRGH!!!

  2. By Jamie W. posted on August 30, 2006 at 8:01 am
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    I’m a Navy wife who also writes for lots of online stuff — and they want to know everything I do as well. Ugh.

    I understand this to a degree. But you also have to decide to trust your sailors etc. after a while. 90% or more deserve that much.