Friday, December 04, 2009

US Army Website goes social - my.army.mil


Today was the second day of the All Services Social media Conference in Washington DC organized in association with the GeorgeTown University - Associate Dean at Georgetown University.  Meeting and talking to the enthusiastic members of the services, Information and technology , Social media and PR teams was a great experience. Very savvy, very enthusiastic and maybe a tad impatient to do do things faster made me glad i was there. After all the US Armed services gave the world the internet, gps and much more.

At the conference there was a demo of the the customizable, user friendly website of the US Army - http://my.army.mil . Service personnel, civilians alike can setup their login using new web 2.0 tools like Twitter auth, Openid, I signed upo and got a salute from the web site "HOOAH! Welcome Shashi Bellamkonda" Cool ! People working on this project have humor and imagination a very core web 2.0 necessity.

Read more about this at the US Army's web site announcing the new website , see a screenshot of my page http://www.flickr.com/photos/drbeachvacation/4158942590/

Of course I would have liked my own URL http://my.army.mil/shashib - imagine the SEO value :) but then the US army while friendly has a lot on its hands than worry about my SEO.


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