Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on April 13th, 2009

Facebook's New Democracy

If you are an active member of the popular social networking site, Facebook, then you may already be aware of the new revised governance of the company. Facebook has given one month to its members to evaluate and criticize the new governing policies and concepts that the site has planned to implement. The elections of Facebook are being held from April 16th to 23th online, where all members will have an opportunity to have their voices heard through a democratic process. Move over Obama, there is a new reformer in the house!

The elections are being held through a new application on Facebook that was created by Wildfire. The results will be audited by Ernst and Young, which will be later broadcast on the official Facebook blog. The feedback process this generates was due to the controversy created by members when Facebook made unexpected changes in its terms of use in February. Unfortunately, not many of the site’s members responded to this unique opportunity for a new democratic approach to the Internet.

This new opportunity for members to help shape and reform Facebook’s policies is something new, but is also a sign of the future. The networking site encourages all of its members to participate by voting so that they can undertake the same process for any other changes that might occur on the website.

The evolution of social media and Web 2.0 has been a major player in the ever-changing landscape of search engine optimization. In fact, there are so many social networking sites out there it’s almost impossible to keep up with all of them. Check them out here. Keeping up with the "Google’s" can be a full time job. Well, it actually is my job. Search engine algorithms and their spiders learn something new every day, so we learn every day too. If you don’t have time to follow the spiders or keep up with the "Google’s", maybe you should meet someone who does. Heck, we’re even passionate about it.

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