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Social networking behind a firewall: milBook

January 26, 2010 | 12:41 pm

MilBook-Screen Creating a bit of controversy, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg recently said privacy was no longer a "social norm."

But if you’re in the military, maybe it still can be.

The social-networking site milBook specifically targets those in the Department of Defense community and enables discussion behind a firewall.

“The milSuite application allows the professional DOD community to share information among themselves that is only intended for the internal community,” said Justin Filler, deputy director of the MilTech Solutions Office, an Army organization.

Since its inception in October 2009, milBook has registered more than 18,000 users. Like Facebook, information on the site can either be restricted to that user or shared within milBook. The key factor, of course, is that unlike mainstream social-media sites, the  information on milBook remains behind a firewall.

-- Zohreen Adamjee

Photo: U.S. Army