Facebook To Users: Too Bad So Sad

Facebook Does What It Wants

Facebook users were given the opportunity to decide if the social network should keep its existing Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) and Data Use Policy or change it to the updated version which was introduced in May this year.

Voting took place from June 1 through to June 8 and saw around 297,883 people -- approximately 87% of all voters who participated -- opt to keep Facebook’s existing SRR and Data Use Policy.

Despite voters’ overwhelming preference for the former policy, Facebook said the number of users who voted was too small to be representative of the entire Facebook community and said it would go ahead with the proposed changes.


Well, you get what you pay for. If you don't like Facebook's "privacy" policies, stop using Facebook. It's free, how much responsiveness do you want for a free service?



I use Facebook several times a day. I had no idea this was going on. They didn't advertise it very well if they wanted a good sample of their users.

342,632 people voted
Facebook claims they have 900,000,000 users.

Divide those numbers and you get:
342 632 / 900 000 000 = 0.000380702222

That means that for every million Facebook users 380 voted.

Yeah I'm a Facebook user too and this is the first I'm hearing of this. They obviously didn't really want users input.

I despise the entire concept of Facebook, and how the site has intruded every corner of the internet, forcing people into joining in order to comment on so many news sites heretofore unnaffiliated with Facebook. I have refused to sucumb. Facebook is bad for society, and is run by people of questionable integrity. Who needs it, really? Call your friends and family today!

Research by comScore is being highlighted by Facebook to show that ads there offer a "return on investment."

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Yet if there ads work so well why were they not able to spread the word on their own system that there was a vote going on?

The percentage of people voting (0.00038) means that not even one person in a thousand voted. It is about 1 person in 2600 that voted.

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