Facebook The Nation: Social Net Site Launches Congress Page

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Facebook has given Congress its own page, the social site announced Thursday.

The page (http://www.facebook.com/congress) will list member's own pages -- there are over 300, according to  Facebook, or a majority of Congress -- as well as feature news about both Congress and the site.

"We hope this will encourage even more use of social technologies like Facebook by politicians and government agencies to interact with and serve their constituents," said Facebook public policy director Tim Sarapani in announcing the page.
One of the first listings is a Facebook Hill briefing for staffers only.
Facebook, already with a Facebook and Government page featuring over 33 agencies, including the FCC, has launched more than 400 pages, according to the site.

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