With more than 900 million subscribers across the globe, Facebook is one of the largest social networking sites on the web. The Wall Street Journal in its recent report said if the social networking website was a country, it would have been the third largest most populated nation, after China and India. But then, it is just a virtual social network, where people come to communicate, make friends and have some entertainment.
Mashable in its report shed light on why there was such a low turnout. The report contemplated that users might not have seen the link to vote on their Facebook pages, as it was placed on the left side tool bar next to their news feeds.
Facebook was apparently not pleased with low turnout followed by harsh criticism. "Despite our substantial outreach effort, the number of people who voted constituted such a small and unrepresentative percentage of our user community," said Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president of communications, public policy and marketing, in a lengthy posting on the social network about the results of the vote.
Do you also think Facebook didn't do enough to notify people? Or the low turnout was a normal cold response from users to Facebook?
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