In an attempt to gather more advertising dollars, Facebook is marketing its youth demographic to local, state, and national political hopefuls. Not only will candidates get ad space targetting often politically-inactive youth, they’ll also get their own Facebook profile page.
I may be wrong, but I think this is the first time Facebook has pitched profile pages in ad packages. This is old hat to MySpace, who’s been making Wendy’s Hamburger profile pages for a while now.
(via The Collegian, the Penn State student newspaper)