There have been plenty of stories about sexual predators using Facebook and Myspace. However, with this cycle, we are seeing stories about candidates and organizations recruiting volunteers via Facebook. Here’s one from Kentucky (H/T: Truthcaucus):

Becker said he learned of politicians on Facebook from Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., who on Facebook is “friends” with hundreds of students across the country. Bayh, registered with his Indiana University alumni e-mail address, has a personal profile that is updated almost daily, with his status regularly changed from “at work” to “at home” to “sleeping.”


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Charlie · August 19, 2006 at 9:20 PM

It will be fascinating to see how new technology and sites such as facebook and myspace will be used to reach younger voters and build grassroots support. In addition to the candidates creating these sites, grassroots movements have done this as well. For example, there is a myspace group,, that support’s a Chuck Hagel bid for President.

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