Facebook Pleads With Members to Give It Governance Tips
Facebook is alerting its members that time is running out for those who want to put in their two cents regarding the governing concepts and policies the popular social-networking site plans to draft and adopt.
Members have until 3 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on March 29 to chime in, Facebook said. To date, it has received almost 3,000 comments, a low number considering the site has 175 million members.
To that end, Facebook created two "town hall" sections on its site on Feb. 26 for members to leave ideas and opinions regarding, respectively, the site's principles -- its philosophy and values -- and the site's rights and responsibilities towards its users.
"If you haven't had a chance to read the documents and comment yourself, we encourage you to do so now," wrote Simon Axten, an associate on Facebook's Public Policy team, in an official blog post Wednesday.
"We want to govern our system in an open and transparent way, and your involvement in this process is crucial," he added.