Facebook gets democracy

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After a huge revolt against Facebook’s Terms of Service the company announced it plans to go about things differently.

In the Facebook Blog, we learn that members will be asked to vote on new Facebook Principals and a new Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. I will be very curious to see how many people read it, post comments and then see what comes of this process.

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg writes:
History tells us that systems are most fairly governed when there is an open and transparent dialogue between the people who make decisions and those who are affected by them. We believe history will one day show that this principle holds true for companies as well, and we’re looking to moving in this direction with you.

I’ll be interested in seeing if that actually happens. (Yes… You can hear a slight note of pessimism. It’s the journalist in me) Are you going to join those groups to put your five cents into the process? Will anyone take the time to do the reading and giving input? Is Facebook that important to you?

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