How Social Media is Helping Veterans Connect

Posted: June 25, 2010 in Social Media
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Today, the United States reflects on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. For those who fought in the conflict and returned home, staying in touch with fellow service members was a battle in itself; many lost contact with their friends. Those who managed to find each other did so using resources and technologies now considered obsolete: Phone books, microfiche, and even old-fashioned letter writing.

Today, e-mail and other social media tools are the primary methods of communication for almost anyone who owns a computer. But for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, social media has been a lifeline, keeping them apprised of the latest news from back home, and reconnecting them with comrades when they return from deployment. [read]


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