Not every brand has access to Facebook hashtags yet, but one group that does — members of Congress — has taken a liking to the social network’s newest feature. Don Seymour, digital strategist for Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), talked up his use of Facebook hashtags in two posts promoting an event honoring Frederick Douglass Wednesday.
Facebook added to its lobbying roster in Washington, D.C., with the addition of Caitlin O’Neill, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), The Washington Post’s In the Loop blog reported.
It’s a new year and a new U.S. Congress, and new and old members are taking to Facebook to share their photos and their thoughts commemorating the start of the 113th Congress.
As the rhetoric around the “fiscal cliff” talks heat up in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership in Congress are squaring off on Facebook to to tell their sides of the story. It’s not unlike the summer of 2011, when congressional leaders used Facebook and other social media channels to rally support for their sides during negotiations to raise the debt ceiling — and we know how well those talks went.
Facebook recently celebrated a major milestone: 1 billion users. On Friday, the social network reached out to some of the most influential Facebook users in politics, asking lawmakers what they could do with the unified force of a billion people.
The technology sector tends to favor the Democratic Party when it comes to political contributions, but Facebook’s political-action committee doled out more to Republicans during the first quarter of 2012.
The U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner upgraded three different Facebook pages to timeline, which his Digital Communications Director Don Seymour discussed with us in an exclusive interview.
Facebook’s timeline would give politicians and candidates the chance to present a more complete image on their pages.
Whether you’re involved in politics or promoting a brand, here three features that can boost interaction on a Facebook page and integration with a website.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook, is doing a full-on tour of Washington, D.C., this week, talking about small business issues, attending a state dinner at the White House and visiting with members of Congress.