The Eureka Platform is like Reddit for the Pentagon

By: Sarah Moore - Published: • References: wired and mashable
The Eureka Platform is the Pentagon's way of sharing new ideas with other personnel in the U.S. Department of Defense and voting it up and down -- without the interaction of civilians.

This Reddit-style social media website will be the newest in the lineup of Army-specific networking platforms such as miBook and miTube that mimic Facebook and YouTube, respectively.

The general idea behind creating a site that lets people in the service rate the creative strategies that their comrades come up with is to promote a safe environment to improve tactical training and strategy used on missions. By creating a platform that focuses on strategy creation rather than simply problem solving solutions to ineffective practices, the creators of the site hope to improve the military's effectiveness.