Look for Facebook to play a major role in what promises to an exciting year in politics.
Facebook spent $360,000 on lobbying last quarter, while Google spent more than $2 million on outreach to legislators.
Vermont’s independent Senator Bernie Sanders has the fastest growing fan base of any U.S. Senate member on Facebook.
Letter writing is a thing of the past. Constituents are taking to Facebook to give opinions to lawmakers in Washington, D.C., before the August 2 debt ceiling deadline.
Facebook spent $320,000 on lobbying Congress and other U.S. government agencies during the second quarter of 2011, nearly as much as it spent in all of 2010, about $350,000.