CS City Council Gets Acquainted with Facebook

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

The City of College Station has a facebook page.

"Right now we have 50 fans," said city communications intern Lacey Lively, at the Thursday city council meeting.

College Station's Communications Office says its reaching out to the city's young people. Not everyone knows what facebook is.

"I know that its something the kids do," said George Rogers.

The social networking site used by people, will now be used by the city to let folks know about events.

When asked if that was information she would like to see on facebook, Aggie student Sandra Martinez replied "not really."

However, there are things the city can do with the site.

"Even songs, I don't know, songs, you never know. If ya'll get on facebook and we had photos of ya'll we could tag ya'll in em," said Lively to the council.

"You could draw mustaches on our faces," said Council Member Dennis Maloney. "I still haven't found my son in law's band video on my face page."

Whether the council is computer savvy or not, city interns say the site's popularity is spreading like wildfire.

"We've already gained seven fans, so that's how fast people are liking us," said Lively.

Some council members did express concerns.

"Someone could still post something on this or attribute it to one of the council members," said Maloney.

"Its got to be monitored religiously," said Stewart. "Maybe not quite up to military security level but definitely at the secret level."

"I think what I'm hearing though is that we're going to need to add a database administrator to your shop Wayne, if you're going to maintain this document," said Stewart.

Its likely Aggie grads would line up for an entire job devoted just to facebook. Even if they didn't get it, some would still be the city's friend.

"Yeah I would do that, i'd become a fan, yeah," said Blinn student Patrick Murphy.

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