Doug Naquin, Director of the DNI Open Source Center, which gathers unclassified "open source" intelligence from around the world is "exploring new media."
We have groups looking at what they call 'Citizens Media': people taking pictures with their cell phones and posting them on the Internet. Then there's Social Media, phenomena like MySpace and blogs.... A couple years back we identified Iranian blogs as a phenomenon worthy of more attention, about six months ahead of anybody else.
Mr. Naquin addressed the Central Intelligence Retirees' Association on October 3, 2007. The text of his remarks is available in a PDF from Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy.