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[Internet] Blogs & Military Information Strategy - JSOU

[Internet] Blogs & Military Information Strategy - JSOU

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Entrenched Inequality and Hierarchy:
The Web is generally considered egalitarian, in that anyone can set up a Web site. In practice, however, not all nodes are equal. Indeed, the network formed by Web pages and their links to each other is often said to follow a power law, meaning that the probability that any given node (Web page) is linked to k other nodes is proportional to 1/kn for some constant n (about 2 for the Web).
The power law implies that for any given node in the network, the odds are that it will have relatively few connections, but there will be a few favored nodes with a disproportionally large number of connections. A network that follows a power law distribution is said to be scale free.7
Research has shown that the blogosphere itself approximates a scale-free net. This is illustrated in Figure 1, which shows the middle part of the curve as computed by Technorati in 2006.8 However, the power law may not be an exact fit to the blogosphere. Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell found that the distribution of links among political blogs was closer to a lognormal distribution rather than a straight power law.9
Regardless of whether the power law or lognormal distribution better models the full blogosphere, both distributions are highly skewed. This inequality reflects a hierarchy among blogs. Simply put, a few blogs are extremely popular (have lots of inbound connections), while the majority are hardly noticed or lie somewhere in between. This hierarchy is generally reinforced through a process called “preferential attachment.” As a scale-free network grows, the established nodes that are already highly connected tend to pick up the new links. In short, the “rich get richer.”
(Internet Blogs will be attacked and denied by all military, government and MSM means necessary.)

Entrenched Inequality and Hierarchy:
The Web is generally considered egalitarian, in that anyone can set up a Web site. In practice, however, not all nodes are equal. Indeed, the network formed by Web pages and their links to each other is often said to follow a power law, meaning that the probability that any given node (Web page) is linked to k other nodes is proportional to 1/kn for some constant n (about 2 for the Web).
The power law implies that for any given node in the network, the odds are that it will have relatively few connections, but there will be a few favored nodes with a disproportionally large number of connections. A network that follows a power law distribution is said to be scale free.7
Research has shown that the blogosphere itself approximates a scale-free net. This is illustrated in Figure 1, which shows the middle part of the curve as computed by Technorati in 2006.8 However, the power law may not be an exact fit to the blogosphere. Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell found that the distribution of links among political blogs was closer to a lognormal distribution rather than a straight power law.9
Regardless of whether the power law or lognormal distribution better models the full blogosphere, both distributions are highly skewed. This inequality reflects a hierarchy among blogs. Simply put, a few blogs are extremely popular (have lots of inbound connections), while the majority are hardly noticed or lie somewhere in between. This hierarchy is generally reinforced through a process called “preferential attachment.” As a scale-free network grows, the established nodes that are already highly connected tend to pick up the new links. In short, the “rich get richer.”

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Joint Special Operations Universityand the Strategic Studies Department
 The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publica-tions to contribute toward expanding the body of knowledge about Joint Special Operations. JSOU publications advance the insights andrecommendations of national security professionals and Special Op-erations Forces’ students and leaders for consideration by the SOFcommunity and defense leadership.
 JSOU is a subordinate organization of the US Special OperationsCommand (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The mission of the Joint Special Operations University is to educate SOF executive, seniorand intermediate leaders and selected other national and internationalsecurity decision makers, both military and civilian, through teaching,outreach, and research in the science and art of joint special operations. JSOU provides education to the men and women of Special OperationsForces and to those who enable the SOF mission in a joint environment. JSOU conducts research through its Strategic Studies Department where effort centers upon the USSOCOM mission and these operationalpriorities:Preempting global terrorist and CBRNE threatsEnhancing homeland securityPerforming unconventional warfare and serving as a conven-tional force multiplier in conflict against state adversariesConducting proactive stability operationsExecuting small-scale contingencies The Strategic Studies Department also provides teaching and curricu-lum support to Professional Military Education institutions—the staff col-leges and war colleges. It advances SOF strategic influence by its interac-tion in academic, interagency and US military communities. The JSOU portal is https://jsou.socom.mil.
 Joint Special Operations University 
Brigadier General Steven J. Hashem, President
Editorial Advisory Board
 John B. AlexanderPh.D., Education
The Apollinaire Group and JSOU Senior Fellow 
 Joseph D. CeleskiColonel, U.S. Army, Ret.
JSOU Senior Fellow 
Gilbert E. DoanMajor, U.S. Army, Ret.
JSOU Institutional Integration Division Chief 
 Thomas H. HenriksenPh.D., History
Hoover Institution Stanford Univ. and JSOU Senior Fellow 
Russell D. HowardBrigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret.
 Director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University and JSOU Senior Fellow 
George Emile IraniPh.D., International Relations
Toledo International Center for Peace and JSOU Senior Fellow 
 John D. JogerstColonel, U.S. Air Force
USAFSOS Commandant 
Brian A. MaherEd.D., Education
JSOU Vice President 
Michael C. McMahonLt Colonel, U.S. Air Force
JSOU Strategic Studies Department Director 
William W. MendelColonel, U.S. Army, Ret.
JSOU Senior Fellow 
Alvaro de Souza PinheiroMajor General, Brazilian Army, Ret.
JSOU Associate Fellow 
Kenneth H. PooleColonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret.
JSOU Senior Fellow 
 James F. Powers, Jr.
Director of Homeland Security,Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and JSOU Associate Fellow 
Stephen SloanPh.D., Comparative Politics
University of Central Florida 
Robert G. Spulak, Jr.Ph.D., Physics/Nuclear Engineering
Sandia National Laboratories and JSOU Senior Fellow 
 Joseph S. StringhamBrigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret.
Alutiiq, LLC and JSOU Associate Fellow 
 Joseph A. StuartPh.D., Educational Leadership
JSOU Dean of Academics 
 J. Paul de B. TaillonPh.D., International Affairs
Royal Military College of Canada and JSOU Associate Fellow 
Graham H. Turbiville, Jr.Ph.D., History
Courage Services, LLC and JSOU Senior Fellow 
 Jessica Glicken TurnleyPh.D., Cultural Anthropology/Southeast Asian Studies
Galisteo Consulting Group and JSOU Senior Fellow 
William S. WildrickCaptain, U.S. Navy, Ret.
JSOU Senior Fellow 

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