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I do not use Facebook or other social networking sites, but I know that millions of people do. I recently read an essay about Facebook that mentions the US military's policy on such networks. I wonder if members familiar with these issues can confirm the accuracy of these statements. I was left thinking that perhaps this decision was made by officers, meaning Facebook users, not MySpace users. > One of the most notable examples of class distinction, as Boyd noted, came from the US military, which permitted soldiers to use Facebook but banned MySpace in 2007: Facebook is extremely popular in the military, but it's not the [social network] of choice for 18-year-old soldiers, a group that is primarily from poorer, less educated communities. They are using MySpace. The officers, many of whom have already received college training, are using Facebook. MySpace remains banned within the military to this day, while Facebook, despite security concerns, is still available to American troops. > The complete essay is here: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23651 -- Jonathan Beard firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----