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Facebook users will no longer have right to vote on governance changes

Facebook vote doesn't reach required 300m votes cast to make it binding

Trace Hagan | Dec 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm CST (0 mins, 43 secs time to read)

After another dismal turnout for a Facebook vote, the changes that eliminate the possibility of of a user vote will go into effect. Facebook needed to reach some 300 million votes cast to make the vote a binding one, and only 668,872 users on the social network cast a vote. 79,731 were for the changes, 589,141 were against.

Facebook users will no longer have right to vote on governance changes |

The vote never really stood a chance at getting the 300 million votes needed and the changes aren't really all that significant. It appears that most users either didn't care about the vote or didn't know about it, despite Facebook making efforts to publicize the vote on the proposed changes.

Will you stop using Facebook because you aren't allowed to vote anymore? Probably not. Maybe, if you were one of the 589,141 users who voted against it, you might, but otherwise, it seems as though it will be business as usual

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Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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