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U.K. Prime Minister Discusses Facebook Initiative With Mark Zuckerberg

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UK Facebook IconYesterday the Prime Minister’s office posted a video of a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and the David Cameron, the new U.K. prime minister, discussing a new initiative to engage citizens for ideas on reducing the country’s deficit. While it’s interesting to see the country engage its citizens I can only imagine the types of comments that will show up on the page. Despite the challenges, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a custom application that lets people vote or submit ideas in a more formal manner.
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Facebook Makes A Push To Register UK Voters

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UK Vote IconIn the runup to the April 20 voter registration deadline, Facebook is helping to get U.K. voters registered. Via the Democracy UK Page, there is a tab with an application that enables voters to register directly from Facebook. The new page, which was built in cooperation with the Electoral Commission and Techlightenment (a UK-based social media agency), still requires users to print and mail in their registration form.
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Facebook Peaks for Christmas Day

-Hitwise Logo-Christmas Day happens to be great for online social networks, with millions of users sitting around the house playing with new gifts, showing online photos to family members and friends, or just surfing the net because there aren’t as many businesses open during this national holiday. Whatever the case may be, Facebook traffic in the UK peaked at an all time high on Christmas, 2008, just as it did last year.
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