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.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
By Stephen M.