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Bloggers are terrorists

There you have it!

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently began funding a new research area that includes a study of blogs. Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism.

The cost of this study is $450,000! You know, I do good research For $450,000 I could give them some very pretty reports. Thanks to Newscoma for pointing this one out!

3-year project entitled "Automated Ontologically-Based Link Analysis of International Web Logs for the Timely Discovery of Relevant and Credible Information."

One of the problems analysts may have with blog monitoring, Ulicny noted, is there is too much actionable information for the analyst to properly analyze.

“We are developing an automated tool to tell analysts what bloggers are most interested in at a point in time,” Ulicny said.

Does this sound a lot like Technorati? Maybe they should just buy Technorati.

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