This is the question I have been pondering for the past few weeks and doing intense ‘research’ on. Which, erm, mostly involves trying to become ‘friends’ with any MPs and trying to see what messages they send out. There are of course lots of political groups on Facebook too but I haven’t see anything innovative yet.
Facebook has enjoyed huge growth in popularity in the past six months and now has more than 3.5 million users in the UK. Londoners make up the social networking website’s second largest regional user group worldwide, with around 450,000 in the capital.
Figures compiled by comScore for MediaGuardian.co.uk showed a steady increase in UK unique users up to just over 500,000 in October 2006. But since then UK user numbers have rocketed, to 1.35 million in December and 2.67 million in March. By the end of April, comScore estimates Facebook was being used by an estimated 3.69 million people in the UK. [Media Guardian]
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