New Military Networking News Site Launches Platform
“Unlike Facebook, we are focused solely on military topics or those things that have an interest to the military people around the world,” said U.S. Air Force Sergeant Adam Mulholland, who created the site.
For the past decade, social networking sites, such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and more have captivated the lives of civilians nationwide, but thanks to the development of a new social networking site, there’s now one devoted only to the military: Milpages.
“Unlike Facebook, we are focused solely on military news or those things that have an interest to the military people around the world,” said U.S. Air Force Sergeant Adam Mulholland, who created the site. “This means, everything from opinions on what the military is doing today, coupons and savings, international military reaching across to nations around the world, or just random conversation.”
Mulholland added that the goal of the first ever social networking site devoted only to military topics is to bring people together that have a common interest.
The launching of the social networking site could prove to have perfect timing. The site also contains a stream-lined military forum, and private areas for groups.
According to a recent study conducted by eMarketer Digital Intelligence Group, which researches and provides analysis on digital marketing and media, social networking amongst military personnel has more than tripled in the past five years.
In fact, this year alone, the study said, 63.7 percent of US military internet users will use social networks on a regular basis.
“Our site is targeted directly at military or supporters of, which is unique in the sense that it is being done on a social basis,” Mulholland explained. “We are different because the site is not a commercial multi-million dollar company running it like military.com. It’s created by actual military members.”
The military sergeant noted that users are allowed to become writers, similar to the Huffington Post’s format, but “it’s very social like Facebook.”
Chief Ronald Magee, who recently retired from the U.S. Navy in Virginia Beach, said he’s excited to know that there is a place devoted only to military topics.
“I’m a fan of Facebook, but the problem is that after being in the military for so long and then returning to civilian life, it’s kind of hard to keep that connection with the military that you once had,” Magee said. “A site like this allows military people like me to meet and share military stories with one another. I will definitely join.”
That’s exactly what its creators want.
If you are a son of a soldier, or a wife of a Seaman, Mulholland said, then please join us.
“We want to hear your thoughts,” he said. “If you belong to an organization that relates to the military then come in and become a part of the community. We want all people to feel welcome to the site.”
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