Facebook: An Example of Democracy?

The Article: The article was here, but the link is down. So…. um, google it? http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hVVOyYn6NLet4lG2QMp55op-x3jQD96JTD3O3

My Two Cents: Basically what happened was Facebook enacted some really unpopular changes in its policy and users staged a revolt, forcing Facebook to change to more favorable policies. So… democracy worked? Or, is it just that because the policies were made public enough and they were so insulting to users (had to do with privacy settings) that they just got offended? If there were other, smaller and less publicized changes, I have no doubt the facebook community wouldn’t really care. So this shows that only if the issue is extreme and public enough can we have an impact? Sure…

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