Facebook Updates Replacing Letters from the Front

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Sun, May 2nd, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

For most of the 20th century, a soldier in the field could only communicate with his/her family and friends via letters that might take weeks or months to make their way to the recipient. But as the battlefield goes high tech, so has the ways soldiers can talk to the outside world.

Managing how social media interacts with the military is the job of Price Floyd, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Floyd, a speaker at O'Reilly's upcoming Gov 2.0 Expo,discusses how the public face of the military is changing in the following interview.

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