How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage
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Social media sites connect service members and veterans with jobs and each other

Social media sites connect service members and veterans with jobs and each other | How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage | Scoop.it
Social media has become the important lifeline for military families. From keeping connected with deployed service members via Skype to building a support network through Facebook, modern technology has made communication easier for service members and their families.
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VetNet was introduced by Google in 2012 as a way to assist veterans with finding employment after service. Google collaborated with several programs such as Hiring our Heros. Since then, the site has actually moved to Google+. 


This site does not seem to be as developed as one of it's more well known rivals- RallyPoint. However, I think that fresh perspective on the social media for veterans front is great for competition. Let them all compete to create the best prize of them all- more employment opportunities for our nation's heros. 

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Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After) | TechCrunch

Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After) | TechCrunch | How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage | Scoop.it
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it still sits above the national..
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Most "civies" have never heard of the newer military professional network, RallyPoint. I know from personal experience and from friends that leaving the military and going into a civilian workforce can make someone feel slightly defeated. Many skills that are developed in the military environment do not transfer cleanly over into civilian terms.

 

RallyPoint is best described as a "LinkedIn for military". It provides a unique environment that meets the needs for veterans in terms of networking. This is a prime example of how focused networking sites can become. Our media environment is constantly being tailored to meet every group's individual needs.

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As Social Media Expands, Military Bloggers Find More Outlets

As Social Media Expands, Military Bloggers Find More Outlets | How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage | Scoop.it
Reports of milblogging’s demise are somewhat premature. Milblogging isn’t dead, it’s just evolving.
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MilBlogging is- and has been- very popular. The funny thing about them is that the military used to strictly forbid it, then it was just "not a good idea" and now it is a completely acceptable practice. I think it is great that the government has loosened the grips on positive social media practice. Citizens want to know what the military and what the government is doing. Milblogs aid with transparency that helps people feel more secure with military actions. Our community, for the most part, has the right to know what we are up to. Of course, rules of OPSEC always apply when providing information in these formats. 

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Connecting Military Families with Social Media

Connecting Military Families with Social Media | How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage | Scoop.it
Sailors are allowed 15 minutes per day in the computer lab to email and be on the Internet. While this is quicker than a letter, it still isn't much connection with the outside world....
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This blogger mainly discusses ways in which sailors at sea stay connected via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with their families back at home.


However she also speaks of the sailors ON BOARD the ship utilizing social media to assist in teamwork oriented work tasks. Indeed, maintaining communication back to the homeland is the main job of many sailors. 


In truth, if you visit the USS Carl Vinson website, you will find a "photo of the week" that is posted by the ship's mass communication specialist. There are also photojournalists and other media-oriented jobs on the ship. 


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Urgent Update : LinkedIn Simplifies Process for Free Military Membership Promotion

Urgent Update : LinkedIn Simplifies Process for Free Military Membership Promotion | How Military Members Can Use Social Media to Their Advantage | Scoop.it
Today I received a direct Email from Alison Dorsey, Social Impact Manager at LinkedIn, asking me to share that due to the overwhelming response from my August 1st, 2013 post reporting the premier c...

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LinkedIn has definitely been a blessing to citizens that are seperating from the military. It takes some of the difficulty out of networking. Now LinkedIn is offereing military 12 months of free job-seeker membership along with their military resume. The site also is full of groups so that service members can be connected with companies that are interested in hiring veterans.

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Social media allow military families a deeper connection

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Social media allow military families a deeper connection. Social media networks and fast Internet connections in remote parts of the world are revolutionizing what it means to be deployed to a war zone or other post, experts say.


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This source provides insight on the fact that never before in history have deployed service members been able to keep in touch with friends and family back at home with the ease they do today with  the use of social media. While there is some concern on social media being a distraction, and there has been some speculation on the transition from communicating primarily online to face-to-face after the service member returns home, many military members express appreciation for being able to communicate more often with the help of networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

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