Only 0.038 Percent Of Facebook Users Vote On Proposed Policy Changes

A total of 342,632 responses to a poll on Facebook would normally be considered an impressive tally, but when that 342,632 represents 0.038 percent of the social network’s 900 million-plus users, or 1 out of every 2,600, it’s not very impressive. And when the poll was about Facebook’s proposed revisions to its statement of rights and responsibilities and data use policy, and a response rate of 30 percent was needed to make the results binding, it’s a huge disappointment.

Mashable reported the total number of voters in the poll, which closed last Friday at 9 a.m. PT.

Facebook gave its users a lot to digest, with very few of its proposed changes representing huge differences, but the link to vote was still displayed in a fairly prominent spot in the tool bar on the left-hand side of users’ homepages.

Readers: Why do you think the response rate was so low?

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