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- A grassroots effort to engage Congress on Twitter. Users can find their reps, see who is tweeting, and lobby them to join the Twitterverse.
- Using the SunlightLabs APIs, Kiwini Oe of Clear Ink created info centers on the Second Life Capitol Hill that offer detailed information on members of the U.S. Congress. This links shows you a...
- CityCon allows you to find detailed information about any member of the current 110th U.S. Congress.
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