Marines-MySpace

The Marines are taking a high-tech approach to finding new recruits. It's using MySpace.com, the popular social networking site, to show what it has to offer.

The Marine Corps MySpace profile features streaming video of barking drill sergeants, fresh recruits enduring boot camp and Marines storming beaches.

So far, over 12,000 Web surfers have signed on as friends of the Corps.

Other military branches may follow.

Gunnery Sergeant Brian Lancioni says this is definitely the "new wave" since "everything's technical with these kids."

Recruiters say MySpace is good for advertising, but they would never sign someone up to join the Marines unless they've met him or her in an old-fashioned, face-to-face meeting.


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