If You Were Duped Into Signing Up For The Facebook "Commit To Vote Challenge" Because You Thought It Was A Great Idea, You Are Not Alone. I Was Too! Sounded Like A Way To Get My Friends Engaged In The Process But It Is So Much More. The instructions for removing it are below.
"Not to be outdone by the Republicans when it comes to technology and data-mining, Barack Obama has launched a new “Commit to Vote Challenge” Facebook application. You can access it through the Barack Obama website.
The Facebook application lets your friends know you plan to vote and encourages them through posting inspirational messages and videos to your wall. Not only does the application want to know all about you, it also wants to know who all of your friends are, along with their religious and political beliefs.
If you’re willing to give up this much information about yourself, you must be seriously committed, indeed. Here are the permissions the application seeks when you choose to take the challenge..."
Read the rest of the article at the Forbes link above.
So You Signed Up, How Do You Get Out?
From a friend on Facebook, this is how you get out of the Application if you happened to have signed-up:
***To REMOVE the Commit to Vote app: go to Account > Privacy Settings; under Applications and Websites, click Edit your settings. then click... the Edit Settings button to the right of Applications you use. find Commit to Vote on that list...