Want a job watching YouTube?

Interesting article on the CIA’s use of Social Computing sites and YouTube to gather intelligence.

In keeping with its mandate to gather intelligence, the CIA is watching YouTube. U.S. spies, now under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), are looking increasingly online for intelligence; they have become major consumers of social media.

While I doubt they have employees whose exclusive function is watching Youtube, and I suspect some of it is automated, probably an interesting job, which I would expect requires some  language skills as well. Apparently at least the CIA thinks there is intelligence out there 🙂 CIA Monitors YouTube For Intelligence

4 Responses to Want a job watching YouTube?
  1. Lars Olufsen
    February 7, 2008 | 6:41 pm

    What a waste of time. There’s absolutely no intelligence at YouTube! Emoticon

  2. John LeJeune
    February 7, 2008 | 8:42 pm

    Ditto Lars. How much intelligence is on YouTube? No one does anything intelligent there that people watch!

  3. Chris Whisonant
    February 7, 2008 | 8:52 pm

    LOL – I agree. What intelligence?!?

    In college there was some goober that told us he worked for the government and he monitored pr0n sites!! He’s also the guy who said he had a 500 GB drive and 1GB RAM in his computer back in 1999… Riiiight…

  4. NatesDad
    February 8, 2008 | 10:31 am

    Hmmm….and our company just blocked access to YouTube. CP is more secure than the CIA – who woulda guessed. Emoticon