Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jeff Jonas: Web 2.0 – Al Qaeda’s Most Effective Force Multiplier

Bummer reality check of the day from IBM's Jeff Jonas 

If the Cold War was won with silicon, we are currently losing the war on terrorism due to Web 2.0. Ouch!  Web 2.0 enables these folks to communicate, share tradecraft, recruit and synchronize at a velocity and resiliency that is unprecedented.

This is certainly one of the key mechanisms enabling the viral-like growth of Al Qaeda-aligned missionaries.  What evidence, you might ask? Check out this story ("Web of Terror") [a Fortune article; no subscription required] written by Rita Katz and Josh Devon.

Source: Jeff Jonas: Web 2.0 – Al Qaeda’s Most Effective Force Multiplier

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