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Marines did NOT ban Twitter!

NextGov says they goofed in reporting that Marines banned Twitter:

Marines and Social Nets: We Goofed, By Bob Brewin, NextGov, (08/07/09)

…the AP misconstrued the meaning of the Marine administrative instruction issued on Aug 3, which reinforced a longstanding directive released by the Defense Information Systems Agency in 2007 banning access to social Web sites on Defense networks to conserve bandwidth for operational requirements.

The instruction issued on Monday, he said, actually made it easier for Marines whose jobs require access to social nets to get waivers to use Defense nets to connect with Twitter, YouTube etc.