US Military to turn to social networks for better interaction, information of common man
There’s enough of accolades received by the soldiers for their brave work in Afghanistan, countering those senile Taliban troops and all. However, everything we heard about the conflict there has only been fed to us by newspapers and a rather biased media. The only way one could learn about the real scenario there would be by visiting the place itself, but surely, it’s not Niagara Falls or something. So to reach out to the civilians with first hand experiences and interaction, the military has moved to social networking sites. So far it’s Twitter and YouTube that are making waves in the civilian world. But soon we will see a Facebook page as well. I wonder how many posts are going to be put up there on a per minute basis.
This seems to be a great way for those, especially with members of the family serving in the army, to keep in close contact with the happenings in far off Afghanistan. At least we don’t have to fret about the poor reception of CNN or the fabricated facts from our papers.