Reuters | Washington will become the first state in the US to allow its residents to register to vote through popular social media network Facebook.
The program will launch later this month, according to the secretary of state’s office.
“Online voter registration has existed in Washington since 2008, but the latest effort to increase voter participation is designed for users who already have a Facebook account.”
Just moments ago Facebook announced a News Feed feature that will attempt to collate related stories from your friends in an effort to bring you the most relevant content. Great.
But there’s always a but, just seconds after viewing the example I spotted a major pitfall with this concept. What if I hate Harry Potter? Instead of having ‘only’ 3 updates spaced throughout the day, I now have endure those 3 updates — as they are posted — and one huge mashed-up update — once Facebook detects the trend — all about something I really couldn’t care about.
No doubt it will be interesting how this plays out.