Members of Congress can now be followed on Facebook, after the social networking site launched a page devoted to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The "Congress on Facebook
" page went up this week and provides quick links to individual senators and representatives. Constituents can keep track of how their elected officials are using the site and even get alerts about bills coming up for votes.
"We hope this will encourage even more use of social technologies like Facebook by politicians and government agencies to interact with and serve their constituents,"
Tim Sparapani, Facebook's public policy director, said in a statement.
The most "popular" members of the Senate so far, according to PC Magazine, are Democrats Mark Udall of Colorado and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who both have a little over 4,000 fans. In the House, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has 29,000 fans, followed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with 20,000.
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