DoD social media guidelines extended to 2012

Tuesday - 3/8/2011, 3:41pm EST

Soldiers and sailors, have no fear. You can keep Tweeting, at least for the rest of this year.

The Pentagon's social media guidelines have been extended through January 2012.

The policy was set to expire at the beginning of March, and would have stopped the use of sites and services such as Twitter and YouTube.

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn chose instead to reauthorize the guidelines on an interim basis as the Pentagon develops a permanent policy.

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