Sunday, May 03, 2009

Pentagon uses Facebook, Twitter to spread message

Sign of the times

You don't often hear a three-star general using the word "friend" as a verb.

But for Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley and other Army brass, a new era has brought a new language — and new tools like online social networks Twitter and Facebook — for seeking out young recruits and spreading the military's message.

Freakley, who heads the Army command that oversees recruiting, says social networking sites offer another way to reach tomorrow's soldiers.

Pentagon uses Facebook, Twitter to spread message

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