Not too long ago, the U.S. military was brain dead about social media — banning sites from their networks, and grounding troops for their postings. But things are changing, fast. Not only is the Pentagon poised to allow troops access to Web 2.0 sites, if a draft policy is approved. The Defense Department is also getting more clever about how it talks to its people about the sites. Gone, apparently, are the bad old days whenads like this one filled the military’s airwaves. Now, we’re seeing spots like the one below that are even kind of funny. Go figure.
The only bad news? We all might be a little more bored at work, without our videos of snake-eating soldiers and ghost-riding G.I.s.
Wait, "Ghost Riding" troops? Yes, thanks to Wired.com's Danger Room, I've actually discovered something on Youtube that I'd never seen before. (Those of you that know me will find this shocking, I know).
Warning: While I find this absolutely hilarious on one hand, I have to caveat this by saying that this is by far the quickest way to remove one's self from the gene pool. You can read up on the trend here. Anyway, without further ado, here's the "Ghost Riding" video.
Seriously, never fucking do this:
That video kind of reminds me of the dumbasses that did this: (full version of this video can be found here)