Military Launches 'TroopTube'

Aimed at troops banned from YouTube
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2008 3:28 AM CST
US Army soldiers dine in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. Troops banned from using YouTube now have an approved alternative, TroopTube, where they can post videos for friends and families.   (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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(Newser) – The Pentagon has opened an alternative internet site to YouTube for military personnel who are banned from using the popular video-sharing network, reports the San Francisco Business Times. The new "TroopTube" is an approved site where service men and woman and their families can post and view videos. Strict military standards will be enforced on the site, according to officials.