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Open Thread: Thoughts on Facebook’s New Constitution

Mark Zuckerberg promised to bring democracy to Facebook today with the announcement of a proposed statement of Facebook Principles and a document concerning Rights and Responsibilities. Those proposals and all other controversial policy changes to the site will be voted on by users in the future.

It’s a big deal. With 180 million registered users, Facebook is more populous than all but 5 countries on the globe. This is like Facebook’s new constitution. We wrote about some major problems with the way it was rolled out. Open web thought leader Marc Canter says Facebook is gradually getting to where he’d like to see them be. Stephen Schenck at Obsessable says “It reminds us of the Obama administration’s commitment to posting new bills online for comment before the President signs them into law.” What do you think?

We want to provide this space for ReadWriteWeb readers to share their thoughts about the state of Facebook. Please post your thoughts in comments below. Keep in mind that comments with multiple links may get caught in our spam filter and if you try to plug your own company in comments please read “How to Post Comments About Your Company on Blogs, Without Being Spammy” first.

We may select the most interesting comments for discussion in a later blog post.

If you’d like you can log in with our brand new implementation of Facebook Connect, too. That way your identity will be confirmed without a doubt. For all its faults, that’s just one more cool thing about Facebook.

So what do you think about the new Facebook policies and voting?

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