“How You Killed Facebook Democracy”

I’m about to do something I never do: defend Facebook users.

Wired chalks Facebook’s lack of getting out the vote to lazy, ignorant Facebook users. But think about how they got the word out.

  • Facebook sent an email out on a Wednesday a little before midnight
  • a Wednesday before Thanksgiving

Isn’t that suspicious? Why not also send all the users a message on this neato messages platform they’ve built? Yeah, it’s people’s responsibility to be informed, but Facebook didn’t really make a big deal of this to their users. An email? About Facebook? Maybe it’s junk!

…and no, I didn’t vote on this thing either.