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U.S. House Passes Bill To Simplify Sharing Between Facebook, Netflix

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Because of a law passed in 1988, U.S. Facebook users have been unable to share their Netflix viewing data — much like they do for Spotify or other applications that utilize open graph technology. However, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation recently to change this, allowing video-rental companies to get consent from their customers to share their preferences online.

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Mo. Congressional Campaign Hinges On Facebook

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We recently profiled the race of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz in Texas, whose Facebook strategy helped earn him a win in that state’s primary last month. We thought we’d take a look at another grassroots campaign leveraging the social network, this one in Missouri’s large seventh congressional district, featuring political neophyte and Democratic challenger Jim Evans pitted against incumbent GOP Rep. Billy Long.

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U.S. House Republicans Begin Facebook Battle

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Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are launching their 2012 social media competition today. The annual New Media Challenge, now in its third year, is designed to help Republican members of the House improve their reach to constituents using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and also highlight the most creative use of these social media platforms.

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