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Social Media

Social Media is one of the newest resources available to our Legion community. Because Social Media is so new it is also rather puzzling to many.

Legion currently relies on Facebook, web sites, e-mail.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Facebook page on a mobile device. Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. The variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available introduces challenges of definition; however, there are some common features:[1] Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications.[1][2] User-generated content, such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions, are the lifeblood of social media.[1][2] Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization.[1][3] Social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals or groups.[1][3] Users typically access social media services via web-based technologies on desktop computers, and laptops, or download services that offer social media functionality to their mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablet computers). When engaging with these services, users can create highly interactive platforms through which individuals, communities and organizations can share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content or pre-made content posted online. They introduce substantial and pervasive changes to communication between businesses, organizations, communities and individuals.[4] Social media changes the way individuals and large organizations communicate. These changes are the focus of the emerging field of technoself studies. Social media differ from paper-based media (e.g., magazines and newspapers) or traditional electronic media such as TV broadcasting in many ways, including quality,[5] reach, frequency, interactivity, usability, immediacy, and permanence. Social media operate in a dialogic transmission system (many sources to many receivers).[6] This is in contrast to traditional media which operates under a monologic transmission model (one source to many receivers), such as a paper newspaper which is delivered to many subscribers or a radio station which broadcasts the same programs to an entire city. Some of the most popular social media websites are Baidu Tieba, Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), Gab, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Viber, VK, WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp, Wikia, and YouTube. These social media websites have more than 100,000,000 registered users.

Legion Apps

Legion Mobile Apps https://www.legion.org/mobileapps

Yes, The American Legion has Mobile Apps! Many Legionnaires will be surprised to know, the first Legion Mobile App was released in 2010. Some of us in District 16 were surprised, so we figured this would make a good "Post Best Practice" topic. Since the launch of the first Legion Mobile App seven years ago, several new apps have been launched and the mobile apps continue to be updated and improved. There are four mobile apps, they are: The American Legion Mobile App The American Legion Claims Coach Sons of The American Legion Mobile App American Legion Baseball Mobile App A  National Convention App is produced and distributed prior to each National Convention. Based on the feedback we have received, the 2017 Convention Mobile App was very well received as helpful tool for convention goers.


The American Legion Mobile App With The American Legion Mobile App, you can sign up new members of The American Legion. When you "Just Ask" an eligible veteran to join your American Legion Post, your cell phone can now be used to process their application. You no longer need to keep a paper Legion application stuffed in your wallet, as long as you have your cell phone with the Legion Mobile App installed. The Legion Mobile App will also allow you to: Find out about the Legion Join the Legion or use the app to help a veteran join Renew membership Get Legion news Access Legion images Follow the Legion Find a post Access myLegion.org, and Access Emblem Sales Yes, the mobile app will allow new members to join, just remember your post is still responsible for verifying eligibility via the DD-214.


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