Facebook Experiment Found to Boost U.S. Voter Turnout A study shows that the influence of close friends on the mass social-network site raises participation

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Scientific American Daily Digest, 13 September 2012:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=facebook-experiment-found-to-boost-us-voter-turnout&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20120913

Much as this goes against my instinct, it begins to look as though Facebook may actually have some true social value.  Who’d have thought it?  Certainly not I; I’ve always thought of it as pure spam.

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