By Christina Wilkie - 02/03/10 05:00 PM EST
Facebook's DC office introduced itself to Washington media on Tuesday night at a party at the W Hotel's J&G wine bar, the cozy basement arm of the more formal Jean Georges steakhouse upstairs.
The food was delicious, and the young, well-connected crowd was a jaunty combination of tech, gossip and social reporters who enjoyed the bar's signature cocktail, the ginger margarita, before heading out into the downy snow.
Facebook's Tim Sparapani's take on the role of Facebook in the mid-term election cycle: "In order to best utilize Facebook, campaigns are going to have to learn how to let go of control [over content] while still staying on message. It's not easy, but it's incredibly powerful if you can do it."
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