U.S. Military Launches Ã¢â‚¬ËœTroopTubeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Its YouTube Alternative
Because use of the popular video sharing site YouTube has been restricted for members of the U.S. military, there is now an alternative called TroopTube.
The siteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s beta can be found at TroopTube.tv, and will let users sign up as members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or as a reservist or family member of a military member, as well as a civilian friend. Videos can be uploaded by any of these, but will be checked by censors before being put online.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Videos must fall within accepted boundaries of community standards and safety,Ã¢â‚¬Â says the Military OneSource website, in its description of TroopTube. Military OneSource runs the TroopTube website, and is owned by the Minneapolis-based Ceridian Corporation.
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