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Posted at 2:40 PM ET, 02/17/2011

Obama meets Zuckerberg: Can they fix Facebook?

By Washington Post Editors

President Obama is meeting with a group of top tech executives today in San Francisco, including Apple's Steve Jobs, Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

There are many important things they could discuss, but some here in The Post's newsroom (and some of our readers) are hoping the President will demand Zuckerberg fix a few nagging problems with Facebook (that's where his priorities should be, right?).

So, just for fun, we whipped up a voting mechanism (using the cool, free tool at to let you vote on fixes you'd like to see Facebook make. You can also add your own suggestions using the green "Add Your Own Idea" button.

How's it work? The tool grabs two of proposed fixes at random and asks you to vote on the better of the two. Then it brings a new pair up for voting. The ideas are ranked by winning percentage, so to speak, in these matchups -- as of 2:30 pm ET, "Revert to old photo gallery format" was No. 1, winning 78 percent of its matchups. As Rob pointed out, it's kind of like Facemash, no?

By Washington Post Editors  | February 17, 2011; 2:40 PM ET
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Why is the President even considering techies? Of all the people in business, these by far and comparison employ few. I mean that is the whole premise of technical connections, right?

You must realize as those folks sat there listening to the President (whatever he might have said) they are thinking about how to get their operations leaner, faster, and more profitable. That seems to go against everything Obama does.

Posted by: jbeeler | February 18, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

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