Ignite my crowdsourced espionage spark

Sorry it’s been so quiet here of late.  NaNoWriMo and a “revise and resubmit” have had me clacking the keys on other stuff.  Enough excuses, though–I need your vote.  I want to present at Ignite Boulder, and I need to get the votes to do it.  Here’s the presentation idea:

Spy vs. Blog: Crowdsourcing and Real Espionage

The most counterintuitive development in the recent history of foreign intelligence is the paradox of open-source intelligence. As hard intel is increasingly cloaked in secretive regimes, impenetrable cultures, and information overload, much intel collection and analysis is being conducted by amateurs in plain sight. Embracing this free source of surprisingly high-quality analysis is quietly becoming a useful complement to the craft of intelligence as connecting the dots exceeds the capabilities of traditional institutions.

In the span of a very few minutes, you will learn how to become a spy.

All you need to do is click here, then click on the box with the number of votes.  Don’t be afraid to give three votes if you feel like it.

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