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September 20, 2011

MilPages - the Social Network Site Exclusively for the Military

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor


While social communications sites such as Facebook (News - Alert), Myspace and Twitter have dominated cyberspace for awhile, now there is one new social networking site to add to the roster – MilPages.com, created by U.S. Air Force Sergeant Adam Mulholland with the goal of connecting military-minded folks on a common platform.

Social networking sites have taken the world by storm and have made deep inroads into the lives of millions all over the world. However, Milpages stands apart as it deals only with “Anything Military,” according to site creators.

“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 in a press release.

Mulholland added that the goal of the first ever social networking site devoted only to military topics is to bring people that have a common interest together. Topics of interest will range from military's current activities, coupons, savings or just random conversation.

In the light of a recent study conducted by e-Marketer Digital Intelligence Group, it was found that 63.7 percent of U.S. military Internet users were using social networks regularly.

Mulholland, explaining the difference between MilPages and other social sites said, “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 site appears to very popular amongst retired military officials and others serving officers as it gave them an opportunity to pen their thoughts and opinions and share it with others, according to the site creators.

Mulholland added, “If you are a son of a soldier, or a wife of a Seaman, then please join us.We want to hear your thoughts. 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.”

 


Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin




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