Vote on new Facebook Guidelines

Vote on new Facebook Guidelines

Daryl Rowland
on Dec 05, 2012

Facebook is holding a vote on whether to keep its current privacy policies or adopt new ones that broaden the company's ability to track and use your information. The voting period ends on December 10th and importantly, if fewer than one third of users vote, the voting doesn't count. Whatever your view, please help get out the vote, so that customers play a significant role in Facebook's decision-making.

https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance/

What are the differences between the current and proposed policies and which do you think is better?

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73567739/


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Nancy Reeves
on Dec 06, 2012
"The advice of another friend of mine was to vote no, even if you don't have the time or energy to..."
Daryl Rowland
on Dec 06, 2012
"Doesn't it seem like if Facebook had really been interested in massive feedback, they would have..."
Jill Miller Zimon
on Dec 06, 2012
"Not really sure but I just searched around and found this: ..."
Stephanie Wahome
on Dec 06, 2012
"Very informative...I checked out the information and casting my vote.  As you mentioned Nancy,  I..."
Stephanie Wahome
on Dec 06, 2012
"This was very informative.  I didn't see any notice about any votes.  Has the voting already..."
Nancy Reeves
on Dec 05, 2012
"It is interesting that the public comment period does not seem to have been announced.  I did..."
Peter Comings
on Dec 05, 2012
"It will be really telling to see the number of people who care to vote and, for those who do..."
Nancy Reeves
on Dec 05, 2012
"Glad to see this conversation started here!  I downloaded the tracked changes and was waiting..."

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Daryl Rowland
on Dec 06, 2012 - 9:34 am

Doesn't it seem like if Facebook had really been interested in massive feedback, they would have put the vote on the top of every user's page? Never before on this planet has a marketing message been easier to send to its intended target.

 
Nancy Reeves
on Dec 05, 2012 - 11:41 am

Glad to see this conversation started here!  I downloaded the tracked changes and was waiting until after this weekend to think about it.

One slight correction - if 30% of users vote, their vote is binding.  If fewer than 30% vote, it is merely advisory.  I think it is important to know that Facebook has voluntarily (to my knowledge) agreed to be bound by the guidance of its users if enough people speak up.  And I  think it is slightly more than semantics that they will use the voter's preferences as advisory - which counts for a little something, at least.

 

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Peter Comings
on Dec 05, 2012

It will be really telling to see the number of people who care to vote and, for those who do care, how they break down by age, social media use, etc. That facebook has been vilified for making changes in the past with no notice may not mean the vocal minority even reaches 30 percent.

 
Nancy Reeves
on Dec 05, 2012

It is interesting that the public comment period does not seem to have been announced.  I did receive notice of the vote...but too late to make substantive suggestions to the text being voted on.

Even more interesting is the comment section on the page announcing the vote...in the high 90% (when I looked earlier today) the comments were copy and pastes of the meaningless "copyright notice," in multiple languages.  #wasteofbandwidth 

 
Stephanie Wahome
on Dec 06, 2012

Very informative...I checked out the information and casting my vote.  As you mentioned Nancy,  I would've prefered to have the opportunity to choose the content of what to vote on.

 
Stephanie Wahome
on Dec 06, 2012

This was very informative.  I didn't see any notice about any votes.  Has the voting already passed?

 

 
Jill Miller Zimon
on Dec 06, 2012

Not really sure but I just searched around and found this:

http://consumerist.com/2012/12/05/having-trouble-voting-on-facebooks-new-site-governance-policy-youre-not-alone/

There's a batch of writing out there on this - here's one that is titled, "What you need to know" - looks good -

http://internet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/what-you-need-know-before-voting-facebooks-proposed-policy-changes-week-0140615/

 

 

 
Nancy Reeves
on Dec 06, 2012

The advice of another friend of mine was to vote no, even if you don't have the time or energy to invest in a thorough review because voting yes takes away any future right to vote.  That matches what the second article says in its first paragraph - thanks for posting it!

 
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