Last night, the National Journal Group celebrated the official launch of 3121, a social network of sorts for congressional staff and members. The invite-only fete was held in the rotunda of the Ronald Reagan Center and after a slew of strange obstacles and a run-in with Jill Biden (more on that after the jump), my excellent adventure ended there.
The event featured a log-in bar where staffers could claim their profiles, a photo booth for snapping profile pics and plenty of booze. FishbowlDC was lucky enough to get a full demo of 3121; which to my surprise seemed quite useful and user-friendly.
We’re told the collaboration tool/directory houses roughly 9,000 profiles – 4,500 were released and 500 were claimed by the end of day one (yesterday). The remaining 4,500 will be rolled out today; offering all members and hill staffers access to network.
For more information about 3121, click here.
National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Brian Walsh and Christine Mangi from Sen. Murkowski’s office
My fantastic voyage to the 3121 party after the jump.