This is mostly an SEO experiment Marty, on the title used by the US Army, who is looking for bids on, “Social Media Data-mining, Localized Research, Market Audience Analysis, and Narrowcast Engagement Requirements”.
My clients know I search the news outlets for breaking news and I was first made aware of this story on the DrudgeReport called, “Secret Military Contractors Will Soon Mine Your Tweets“. It seems the Army said it wants a contractor to “provide detailed social media research and analysis, on-the-ground native research and analysis, and customized social media website development and execution.”
This is essentially a bid request for data mining within social media to identify violent extremist influences around the world. It seems our online activities are already an open book for not only Intel but marketing as well. Hey, if you are not planning on taking over the world and you are keeping your nose clean, roll with it.