History Channel’s Soldier-Generated Content
November 12, 2007 12:25 PM
In honor of Veterans Day, take a sobering look at www.History.com and click on “Band of Bloggers: War Through a Soldier’s Eyes.” The content that went up online Friday coincided with the History Channel’s one-hour televised program that night.
The content is uncensored and gripping. A History Channel spokesman said the online content is a mix of videos and text blogs from soldier-generated content that is aggregated from other Web sites.
In addition, “Band of Bloggers” is reaching out to ask soldiers to share their own videos and their war experiences. You’ll be surprised at the candor here, and how they think this war is going. A lot of the young men and women say they had no idea what they were getting into and discuss how poorly prepared some of them were.
So forward this to your congressman if he told you the war would last only one year.