David Kirkpatrick, founder of Techonomy Media and author of "The Facebook Effect," said critics are not giving Facebook the credit it deserves for its innovative experiment in democracy, even if it ultimately proved "unworkable."

"I challenge anybody to think of any other company, especially one with a large number of customers, that invited its customers to vote on how to alter the product," he said.

If enough Facebook users rally to keep their right to vote, Facebook "will have to adjust as it has had to do time and time again," Kirkpatrick said.

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