Tuesday’s midterm elections generated a total of 184.2 million likes, shares and comments from July 10 through Nov. 3, from 28 million U.S. Facebook users, Facebook data analyst Dustin Cable wrote in a Facebook Media blog post.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expanding into politics and, as a result, his wardrobe has expanded, as well, beyond his trademark hoodies and into suits and ties. Linette Lopez of Business Insider spoke with some men’s fashion experts to offer Zuckerberg some tips on how to look spiffier in his suits.
Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal government officials requesting the ability to disclose more information about data requests related to national security, Time reported, as fallout from the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative continues.
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.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) was named the winner of the 2012 Member Online All-Star Competition, scoring the most new friends on Facebook, and connections on Twitter and YouTube, during the three-week annual contest.
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.