I guess I was more interested in the copyright policy.
UPDATE on Friday, April 24: The auditors have just confirmed the official vote results. There were 665,654 votes cast and users supported the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Principles by an overwhelming margin — 74.37 percent. We will adopt these documents and post them to Facebook and the Site Governance Page in the coming weeks.
We’d hoped to have a bigger turnout for this inaugural vote, but it is important to keep in mind that this vote was a first for users just like it was a first for Facebook. We are hopeful that there will be greater participation in future votes. In the meantime, we’re going to consider lowering the 30-percent threshold that the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities establishes for a user vote to be binding.
(via Facebook Blog)
This is a fantastic case study.
Even though Couric acknowledges that she’s crossing into trendier territories by stating “my daughters think it’s really funny I have a Facebook Page…funny weird,” we still think that she’s doing a fantastic job combining her star power with social media savvy to raise her profile on Facebook and grow the CBS audience through potentially viral channels. The power of massive comments, likes, and user-created Facebook videos, is that the CBS message gets dispersed to new audiences (friends of friends) with every act of sharing.
Oddly enough, we’re unable to share the video with you here due to Facebook’s archaic video sharing limitations (you can only share videos with your Facebook network on Facebook). But, should you be interested in participating in the challenge, you can watch the video and participate here.” —Katie Couric and CBS News Get Creative With Facebook Pages
Yahoo thinks technology drives Social Web services? That explains everything.
Trusting News From Social Media
The big question: Can you trust the news you get from social media? Maybe not, says Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute, a training center for journalists.
“You know, just because a person says it, and says it online or says it on a Twitter page, does not make it true — not even close,” Tompkins says.
Professional reporters, says Tompkins, have an obligation to verify information before they publish or broadcast it. But the widespread use of cell phones, computers and digital cameras has turned that tradition on its head. For non-journalists, he says, it’s often “report first, verify later — if at all.”
“The enemy of truth is speed, and in our business in journalism, we are always fighting that friction, aren’t we? The Web, very often, has very little concern for truth and verification — let’s get it out there, and then we’ll sort it out,” he says.
The challenge is to figure out what’s true and what’s not to be believed.” —Thumbs To The News: Public Turns To Twitter : NPR