Facebook Signs Agreement With GSA

When you think of the government, you probably don’t think of forward thinking but apparently someone in the GSA is as they’ve officially signed an agreement with Facebook. The agreement is relatively basic but it lays the ground work for government agencies to use Facebook for any purpose. For example a government organization could decide that they want to use Facebook as a recruiting tool and 90 of the steps to posting the jobs will have been accomplished.

The government is a huge bureaucracy and being able to use even the most basic system can require a ton of agreements and there end up being too many hurdles for getting anything accomplished. The new agreement also includes AddThis, Blist, MySpace, and Slideshare as companies who’s products can be used in conjunction with new government projects.