Social Scoop: A Facebook vote to end Facebook voting

    11:43 AM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Facebook opened the cyber polls Monday for a user vote that could end user-voting. Facebookers are also voting on the social media site's data usage policies and its statement of rights and responsibilities.

    Facebookers have six days left to cast their vote. If less than 30 percent of all active users vote, then we can kiss voting goodbye. According to PC World, Facebook currently claims more than one billion active users. Therefore, at least 300 million users will have to participate.

    Other issues users will have their say in are new data usage policies. These policies would allow the site to share user information with Facebook-owned companies like Instagram.

    Here's the list of what else the data use policy entails:

    Information FB receives and how it is used
    • Information FB receives about you
    • Public information
    • Usernames and User IDs
    • How FB uses the information we receive
    • Deleting and deactivating your account

    Sharing and finding you on Facebook
    • Control each time you post
    • Control over your timeline
    • Finding you on Facebook
    • Access on phones and other devices
    • Activity log
    • What your friends and others share about you
    • Groups
    • Pages

    Other websites and applications
    • About Facebook Platform
    • Controlling what information you share with applications
    • Controlling what is shared when the people you share with use applications
    • Logging in to another site using Facebook
    • About social plugins
    • About instant personalization
    • Public search engines

    How advertising and Sponsored Stories work
    • Personalized ads
    • Ads + social context
    • Sponsored stories
    • Facebook content 
    To cast your vote on these issues, visit https://apps.facebook.com/fbsitegovernance/

    Facebook VP of communications and public policy, Elliot Schrage, writes, "Our goal in modifying our site governance process is to make sure that we receive feedback from you in the best, most productive way possible so that we can be responsive to your input."

    Written by THV 11's Social Media Coordinator, Jessica Johnson.

    Related Links & Further Reading:

    Facebook explanation of changes

    PC World: Facebook holds vote on right to vote, data-sharing policy

    Tech Crunch: Facebook users have 7 days to vote

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