A very cool tool. It would be nice if there were a generic application like this that would allow you to “roll your own”–i.e. allow you to plug in source feeds, set persistent searches, and then have the data displayed on a map, or possible even a network graph, line graph, etc.
Though early signs are good that the U.S. military has gone through this phase and is emerging on the other side with a more rational response–i.e. there have been recent reports of greater use of social media by commanders; each of the services have recently developed presences on Facebook, Second Life, Twitter, etc.–the Brits seem still to be in the ban-it-first-think-and-ask-questions-later phase.