Does anyone remember having to write “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” essays early in the school year? Facebook is turning the tables on members of Congress, offering them a checklist of what they should be doing on the social network during the summer.
The latest attempt to push through legislation aimed at protecting the passwords of Facebook users came in the form of The Password Protection Act of 2012, which was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), with an identical companion bill brought to the House of Representatives by Reps. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.).
Efforts by Congress to block employers from requiring employees or potential employees to surrender their passwords for Facebook and other social networks hit a stumbling block Wednesday, when a Facebook user protection amendment submitted by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) did not pass the House of Representatives.
Citizen Cosponsors taps Facebook’s open graph actions so that people can follow the lawmaking process and share affinities with friends on the social network.
Greg Maurer will join Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C., as director of public policy, and Susan Gonzales, who has been working as a full-time consultant for the social network since August, took on the title of head of community engagement.
U.S. Representative Keith Ellison Jeremy Slevin’s Facebook strategist tells us about the congressman’s timeline.
Six U.S. senators, 20 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and two congressional committees unveiled timelines on their Facebook pages today, clearly voting in the affirmative for the new feature.
Will Capitol Hill reach a consensus that timeline is an improvement to Facebook when the feature is adapted to pages?
Look for Facebook to play a major role in what promises to an exciting year in politics.