ADMIRAL THad Allen – "Social Media, The Way Ahead"

Last month I posted about my new Facebook friend, ADMIRAL Thad Allen.  Today, here he is on YouTube introducing the United States Coast Guard’s Social Media Initiative. (press release)

YouTube – CG Adm. Thad Allen introduces social media initiative

It doesn’t sound like it’s the same old way of doing business in the Coast Guard anymore. ADMIRAL Allen seems to be turning the old adage that “information is power” on it’s head.

Again, I find this remarkable for a government agency/military leader to take this kind of risk. He get’s it.

Kudo’s to ADMIRAL Allen and his CG leadership team!


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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

5 thoughts on “ADMIRAL THad Allen – "Social Media, The Way Ahead"”

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  2. Thanks so much for posting it. I’m developing an online course about Web 2.0, and this will help make the case for social networking. I’ll also point students to SeaFever for an example of a good blog!

  3. ADMIRAL Allen seems to be turning the old adage that “information is power” on it’s head.

    1597… Sir Francis Bacon wrote “Knowledge is power”, now that’s an OLD adage.

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