Something Ain't Quite Right at Time Magazine - The Intrepid

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Something Ain't Quite Right at Time Magazine

Time Magazine Poll
Time Magazine Poll

Time Magazine's polls are being hacked again, or at least that's what the data suggests. Take a look at the two polls above. In an average poll—like the first one—Idaho usually accounts for ten to twenty votes. Now take a look at the second poll. Apparently, Idahoans are so terrified of swine flu, that they voted in droves for a meaningless online poll at a rate two hundred times higher than normal (and thirteen times higher than New York). Come on Time, you're a big publication. The 4Chan thing was funny, but now it's time to fix your polling system.

Images from Time Magazine's website.