It’s getting harder to keep a vote secret. I felt a little silly putting my ballot in the “secrecy sleeve” at the voting place today. It’s designed so that nobody can see how you voted when you’re putting your ballot into the counting machine, like Tom Emmer is doing in this Star Tribune photo.
Let’s take a closer look:
Alas, no surprises (you can click the image to see a larger version).
On Twitter today, there was a discussion on whether people should feel that someone asking how you voted — a friend, as opposed to the news media — should make you feel uncomfortable, as an invasion of privacy. What say you?
On the subject of privacy, Facebook is asking people to push the little button that tells them whether you voted…
Facebook is notorious for its inability (or unwillingness) to protect the privacy of the people who leave shreds of personal data around every time they click something on Facebook. There’s no indication what Facebook intends to do with this data — if anything — but perhaps we’ll learn whether Farmville users are more likely to vote than Mafia Wars participants. Did you click the button?