I can’t say I’ve ever ventured into the world of social networks, but this is what Facebook says about itself:
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
Anyway I thought these three pieces looking at how Facebook has been used in US politics gives a sense of what people are trying to do. It looks interesting, but I wonder whether it’ll work in the more formal political environment we’ve got in the UK; where activists tend to be members of parties.
Also of interest are these four rules for doing politics on MySpace.