Facebook to give users say in new policies

Facebook is trying its hand at democracy.

The fast-growing online hangout, whose more than 175 million worldwide users could form the world’s sixth-largest country behind Brazil, said Thursday those users will play a “meaningful role” in deciding the site’s policies and voting on changes.

Facebook is trying to recover from last week’s policy-change blunder, which prompted tens of thousands to join online protests. At issue was who controls the information, like photos, posts and messages, that people share with their friends on the site.  http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/02/27/facebook-terms.html

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