The Associated Press invited members of social-networking site Facebook to vote on the top stories of 2009.
Facebook users can access the vote via the AP Top Stories of 2009 Fan Page, and voting runs through Dec. 17, concurrent with the end of voting by AP member editors. The results of both polls will be published shortly thereafter.
The Facebook app features a drag-and-drop interface allowing users to choose from among 30 stories selected by AP editors, and there is also a place for write-in votes. Once selections are made, Facebook users can publish the results in their news feeds, compare their picks with those of other users and share the app. Users are only allowed to vote once.
AP senior managing editor Michael Oreskes said:
We are excited about this opportunity to enlist the views of more than 350 million active users within the Facebook community. This move to expand the AP Top Stories poll is among several efforts to engage consumers in new ways through emerging platforms.