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Op-Ed: The Facebook Phenomenon: Part II

Posted Nov 14, 2010 by Matt Harding
Part I of 'The Facebook Phenomenon' took a look at the greatness of Facebook. Part II will delve into the impact Facebook makes on a worldly basis, rather than on an individual basis.
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Spencer E Holtaway
Facebook is not just a place where people like you and I can network. The site is a place where politicians, musicians, and otherwise famous people can get information to you. You can learn so much by just clicking on someone's page.
Politicians:
Politicians such as President Obama, Former Alaskan Governor Palin, and local politicians such as Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and Chicago Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel have Facebook pages. I can speak for Detroit's councilpeople when I say that they respond to the messages they receive on Facebook. I've contacted several of them on numerous occasions. It just shows that Facebook gives the people a place where they can contact their leaders. And, if they can't, it's a great place to talk to fellow citizens about issues (whether on the local, state, or federal level).
Musicians:
Musicians, with Facebook, can update fans on their tour schedule, amongst other things. Many artists communicate with their fans on Facebook. The site is a great place to post music videos, new songs, and new pictures.
With Facebook, politicians and musicians can be closer to their community and fans. Facebook is such a useful tool.
Click for part one.