“I don’t know which way to go, so I’m holding a poll” a female juror wrote in a vote application on her Facebook page when she couldn’t make her mind up about a court case she was part of.
The unnamed juror failed to set any sort of privacy options on her plea for help, meaning the entire Facebook-using portion of the internet was capable of viewing her confused cry for help…
In a poll of five thousand people, 38% said that Star Wars was the greatest Sci-Fi movie of all time. Not Wall-E, Close Encounters, or Short Circuit, but Star Wars. Honestly, talk about predictable. Not only that but Darth Vader was voted most evil Villain, the Lightsaber was the most popular gadget and Han Solo is the most heroic sci-fi hero. Okay! We get it! You like Star Wars! Jeez…
In similarly less-than-shocking news, HG Wells was the nation’s favourite Sci-Fi author, and Star Trek beat out Red Dwarf and Doctor Who to win best Sci-Fi TV show. They only won because Star Wars wasn’t eligible for those categories, y’know.
The whole poll was in honour of a new web sci-fi series, called Kirill, which is only available at msn.com/kirill. If you’re a Sci-Fi fan, then go watch it, and maybe stop voting for Star Wars in surveys. It’s getting boring now. Vote for ET instead.
Given that the American presidency is the closest thing we’ve got to a “President of the World”, people around the globe care dearly about who gets elected to the White House. If you’re stuck in another country without a vote, you can only pray that the independent voters of America choose to endorse the same candidate that you like.
To give you some sense of participation, however, a website’s sprung up to try and find out who would win the election if the entire world could vote. It’s called, appropriately, “If the world could vote!”…
New research from consumer group uSwitch.com has shown that 6.2 million broadband customers wrongly believe they have an unlimited broadband service. They don’t understand, or simply haven’t read, the fair usage policy that every provider except Sky applies to its “unlimited” packages…
Hidden within the Brandchannel survey that Daniel wrote about below is a rather amusing story about the polled people wanting to sit next to Apple, Virgin, Google, Coca-Cola and Nike at a dinner party, if push came to shove. Of the 3.7% of people who chose Google, one commented “I’d like to get to know them better, or at least hop into bed with them for a quickie!”.
Of the 14.3% who chose Apple, one claimed it was “because I’m sure they’d develop an easier and simpler way to throw a dinner party”. So, I present you with the below poll – which tech giant would you choose to sit next to at a dinner party?
Now that you’ve had your say about which political party has made the least amount of effort to target us web-savvy citizens, cast your vote in the final poll regarding which party has impressed you the most.
Once you’ve read the previous feature about which of the three main political parties in the UK are the most web 2.0 savvy, cast the only vote that matters this year, in our web 2.0 Houses of Parliament Hall of Shame election.
If we’re not being called to vote in a snap Autumn general election, this is the next best thing. Give your two pence worth and tell us, who has made the least amount of effort online, and who should be given a place in our web 2.0 Houses of Parliament Hall of Shame.
Top of the pile came “folksonomy”, a term used to describe a user-genreated web classification system (I have enough trouble getting my head around a taxonomy, without folk messing about with it).
Second came “blogosphere”, used to describe the universal collection of “blogs”, which came third.
The results are in, the ballots have been counted, and we can now confirm that…drumroll, please…49% of our readers cannot wait to get their grubby little paws on one of this year’s hottest announcements in the technology world, Microsoft’s Surface.
A further 15% of you weren’t that interested in it, with 13% liking the concept, but only for commercial use, and another…