Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wrestling for URLs?

A couple of days ago, a post on the milblogging.com website was brought to my attention by a colleage at the National Guard Bureau.

It stated that the National Guard was in the process of launching their social media program, and had secured several vanity URLs, to include the moniker "National Guard" for their Facebook and Flickr pages. Good for them! You can read the post for yourself here.

But the blog post also stated that Oregon had beaten them to the punch by taking "The National Guard" as a URL for our Twitter page. Not so.

See for yourself: http://twitter.com/OregonGuard.

I thought it was funny that the blog mentioned the Oregon National Guard, and that we had "beat them to it". I mean, we all know we're number one, right?

In the comment I left for them, I volunteered to send to Washington D.C. a few Oregon soldiers who have mastered the art of combatives to battle for the URLs they want. Anyone want to sign up for that TDY?


Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The 1st Battalion 186 Infantry out of Southern Oregon did indeed beat National Guard Bureau to the punch for the Twitter url of "National Guard". Check it out:

http://twitter.com/nationalguard

Anonymous said...

Ironically, NGB could have used "The National Guard" because that Twitter page does not exist yet. Check it out:

http://twitter.com/thenationalguard

Oregon Military Department said...

Oh my... looks like NGB will be wrestling 1-186 soldiers instead. Careful, those Infantry Joes can be hard-core!