Last to join the party, I've just recently started using Reddit. What I thought was a bunch of disjointed information has turned out to be an interesting source for work and fun. That kind of crowd-sourced information is making its way to the military through a Pentagon-created site called Eureka. The new site will join the group of military-friendly social sites under the label "milSuite," which resemble Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia and only carry unclassified material.
The site is projected to go up in mid-July and will only be open to military members to share information, content and ideas to solve problems through a group effort. Users will be able to post stories or tag ideas to have others vote them up or down. The deputy director of the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, Jim Benn, says that the formal method of gathering ideas can miss things because, “not only are we working the problem, we’re working the budget and policy issues that surround the problem.” He also mentioned that an external force is sometimes needed to bring issues to the forefront. The hope is that this project can do it efficiently, using its best and brightest source.
via Defense News