Well, well. Color us shocked. Remember that Facebook policy poll that we reported on last week? In the post, we guessed that no one would actually take the time to vote, and apparently we were right: Ars Technica crunched the numbers and turns out that only .038 percent of Facebook users bothered to cast a vote in the site-wide poll.
According to Ars:
Facebook closed the vote on its new data use policy and new statement of rights and responsibilities Friday, with a paltry 342,632 ballots cast as of a minute before closing. The vote needed 270 million participants to be binding, but falling far short of that benchmark, Facebook will use the vote tally in an advisory manner as it mulls a change over its new policies.
We’d like to institute a moratorium against complaining about privacy issues for anyone who couldn’t be bothered to vote, but we know it won’t make a difference. Carry on, Internet folks.