U.S. Navy Discovers Instant Messaging

from the a-little-behind-the-curve dept

It used to be that the military got to play with all the coolest communications systems first. Now, however, they’re learning from consumers (even teenagers). The Navy has launched a new portal that makes significant use of instant messaging to let Navy personnel communicate with each other quickly and informally. They’re also planning on rolling out a classified encrypted version sometime in the near future – and may use it to communicate during critical operations. I wonder if that version will include the little smiley faces found in most IM programs these days…

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