I’m not making this stuff up. Look at the photo I took. Hamas and Israel are literally threatening each other on Twitter. Terrorists have a Twitter account?
Anyways, they’ve both been sending reports back and forth of how their respective explosives are doing, and what they think of each other. The actual idea is rather humorous, but this is serious and I feel for the millions of people whose lives are at risk right now on both sides through no fault of their own. In the words of some movie, “War is hell”.
It’s incredible how public it has all become. I can’t say I understand it though. I spoke to one former Israeli military communications person recently, and they described the process of deciding to return fire as “a long, multi-step process” which apparently is weighed, pro and con, for days, months, and sometimes years. They are under continued scrutiny, so they’re careful.
That’s one of the reasons that I don’t understand why they would basically live-tweet the whole event via their official military twitter account. They were posting videos, blog posts, and infographics throughout the day. It’s a new strategy, but it’s only one of many examples of how technology is changing the face of warfare. What do you think of this exchange?Twitter Starts Actual War by Michael Sitver