Vote on FB changes
By Bala Shah
Facebook has a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities which governs the social networking site’s relationship with its 900 million users. Facebook has updated this document with the following which says that now 7000 Facebook users can initiate a vote on major Facebook changes.
1. We can change this Statement if we provide you notice (by posting the change on the Facebook Site Governance Page) and an opportunity to comment. To get notice of any future changes to this Statement, visit our Facebook Site Governance Page and become a fan.
2. For changes to sections 7, 8, 9, and 11 (sections relating to payments, application developers, website operators, and advertisers), we will give you a minimum of three days notice. For all other changes we will give you a minimum of seven days notice. All such comments must be made on the Facebook Site Governance Page.
3. If more than 7,000 users comment on the proposed change, we will also give you the opportunity to participate in a vote in which you will be provided alternatives. The vote shall be binding on us if more than 30% of all active registered users as of the date of the notice vote.
Facebook is saying that if 7000 of its users feel strongly about any issue (e.g. privacy) a vote would be held to decide the issue. The catch is 30 % of ‘active’ registered users will have to vote for it.