Five Days Left to Cast Your Ballot in the “Facebook Site Governance Vote”

As you are probably aware, Facebook proposed changes to it’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy on Nov. 21. Now, they are asking that all Facebook members vote on whether they prefer the new changes or would like things to stay the same.

Users can vote on whether or not they want the following updates to take place:

  • Facebook will get rid of user voting on its governance changes; instead, the company will allow members to provide feedback by submitting questions to Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, as well as hosting webcasts to address comments and inquiries.
  • Facebook will share user data with its affiliates, including Instagram, which the company acquired in April.
  • Facebook will set “new filters” for managing incoming messages to users’ inboxes.
  • Facebook will change how they “refer” to certain products.
  • Facebook will clarify exactly who can see what on user timelines.

Voting started on Dec.3 at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET), and will last until Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET). An “independent auditor” will examine vote tabulation to ensure “accurate results,” Facebook said in a release.

To place your vote visit:

So, we want to know. Will you be voting on Facebook’s proposed changes? How do you feel about them?


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