Facebook's first ever public vote on privacy changes came to a close today. The result was a landslide — nearly 87% of those voting preferred the existing Facebook privacy terms to the new terms first proposed this May. With such a mandate, you can be sure that Facebook's privacy settings will stay the same, right? Well ... no, not quite.
Facebook had announced that the public decision would be binding if 30% of Facebook users took the time to vote and make their opinions heard. What percentage of Facebook users participated in this poll? Why, glad you asked — just 0.038%, about one in every 2,600 Facebook users.
There's no word yet whether Facebook will truly take the opinion of the 0.038% into advisement. In the meantime, though, we'd strongly suggest you take a moment to review your own privacy settings on the site.
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