Facebook Registers 40,000 Voters, Applications Engaging 100,000's More

With the US presidential elections now only four weeks away, candidates are stepping up the usual mudslinging soundbites for replay on the evening news. While that type of back and forth has traditionally alienated many voters, Facebook is doing its best to encourage civic participation by launching a voter registration campaign and enabling candidates to build Facebook pages and Facebook applications to spread their message virally through the site.