So rather than choosing to ignore social media (and yes, I know a lot of you, like me, didn’t grow up with social media and don’t come at this stuff naturally), turn on the switch. Get an account. Make efforts in social media to improve your job, and use that effort to honor Ambassador Stevens as well as Sean Smith (a State Department information specialist), and former U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods (who were working for a private firm providing security protection). Remember that a movie that premiered in a theater back in June didn’t cause violence around the world until its trailer was fed into social media, loaded on YouTube and translated into Arabic. As of this minute, it’s closing in on 3 million views and 50,000-plus comments. You just can’t choose to ignore this anymore.
For extra clicking:
- Social media: SecurityInfoWatch on Facebook and on @SecInfoWatch on Twitter
- "Anti-Muslim Movie Maker a Meth Cooker" (details law enforcement surveillance of the June 2012 premier of the movie “Innocence of Muslims”)
- "Envoy Chris Stevens a martyr for freedom" (details Ambassador Stevens role in the Arab Spring)
- Libya Attack Victims (brief profiles on the four men killed in Libya during consulate compound attack)
- U.S. Foreign Aid 2000-2010 (details spending in U.S. Foreign Aid; note that Libya is not among the recipients)