The Milwaukee Public Schools have created a social network designed to empower Milwaukee youth and get them involved in the discussion about their schools, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The web site--milwaukee.studentsspeakout.org--was created by School Board member Danny Goldberg, who likens it to a "24/7 school board meeting." Students Speak Out is the most local new social-media site aiming to gain users this year, but it's one of many new niche web sites around the country trying to compete with, or give teens an alternative to, the behemoths of the industry: MySpace, Facebook, Hi5, and Friendster. The site went live

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