Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

Forward-thinking Estonia engaging the youths by allowing voting by TXT MSG

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The modernist regime of Estonia is EMBRACING the inexorable decline of future society and the eventual eradication of all vowels by allowing its citizens to vote via TXT MSG in the country’s 2011 general election.

It’s not quite as easy as simply texting in your choice of leader and an emoticon, though – all would-be text voters will need a special security-enabled SIM card to validate their identity and ensure there’s no funny business…

UK government not making democracy easy or fun – no "e-voting" for the UK

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If you want to exercise your demographic right to say you’d rather have a blue politician representing you than a red one, you’re going to have to carry on with the tiresome old ‘ticking boxes with a pen’ system – there will be no “e-voting” for the likes of us any time soon.

Michael Wills, the minister for justice, told parliament that “The Government does not plan to introduce e-voting for the 2009 European or local elections,” meaning it’s off to the local primary school with your little postcard of power…

Babelgum Online Film Festival open for public voting

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Interactive web TV portal Babelgum has released over one thousand international film entries to public voting. These professionally produced short films are now available for anyone with a broadband connection to view and vote upon.

A shortlist will be created from the most popular user-voted films, which will go on to be judged by director Spike Lee and a professional panel.

Is your web site Hot or Not? New site lets you find out

web_hot_or_not_logo.pngJust when you thought there was no room for any more “Hot or Not” web sites, along comes one which lets you vote on how good a web site looks.

Yes, we know it’s all about the content, right? But, just as with most other things in life, some things look great, and some things look downright nasty.

So why not vote on them?