Like the findings from other polls, this is not too surprising, and I anticipate that the creators/managers of official military sites target these (and likely other) reasons. This finding (again, I admit/understand it's not scientific at all!) corroborates the idea that the military should seek multiple ways to engage the public. Websites are one way; news releases another; and, I contend, new media should be used in increasing ways.
What are the main reasons you access official military websites or blogs?
- 25% (2) To get more details about something I heard about
- 25% (2) To see what spin the officials are putting on a story
- 25% (2) To gather informaton and links for my own blog entries
- 25% (2) To search for stories I haven't seen anywhere else