The Few, The Proud, The MySpace Marines
The United States Marine Corps wants to add you their friend’s list. The demographic on MySpace.com matches perfectly the profile of potential new recruits. It saves the government some phone calls and allows the military branch to avoid visits to San Francisco.
According to the AP, the Army didn’t like the idea of setting up a MySpace profile to recruit because of the reports of sexual predation. But after the Marines found 430 people asking them to drop by, the Army is set to change its mind.
“It is where prospects are,” Louise Eaton, media and Web chief for the U.S. Army Accession Command told the AP. “We go to where they are to try to inform them of the opportunities we offer.”
Don’t search for them, though, it may be they find you. In desperate need of an effective search engine, MySpace.com has difficulty returning the Marines profile page for various search queries.
We’ve saved you the trouble. Check out the USMC MySpace page here.
MySpace.com is rapidly approaching 100 million registered users. The site has exploded in membership since it was acquired by News Corp. in the summer of 2005 for $580 million.
The sheer number of eyeballs collected in one place has advertisers scrambling to create profiles and other ways of reaching them.
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