Bingler in Budapest

August 23rd, 2006

If this business about naming a bridge in Hungary is for real, online “democracy” is sweeping the globe. Has Concordia been consulting overseas?

5 Responses to “Bingler in Budapest”

  1. Vándorló Says:

    Yes, it is (depressingly) true. I wouldn’t call it democracy, but maybe if you outlined how voting in an online poll counts as that I could give my take on it.

    Anyway, I’ve written my 2 cents worth on the subject.

  2. becky Says:

    I can’t tell you how to make an online poll democratic, just how not to. It’s amazing to me that not only do people with authority over fairly significant matters take this sort of online polling seriously, but also that they don’t have anyone savvy enough on their staff to stop them before they get this far.

    As far as I know, we didn’t have Steve Colbert fans hacking our poll – but then again, we could have had thousands and we wouldn’t know, since results haven’t been posted (at least as far as I can tell).

  3. Adrastos Says:

    I thought Mr. Bingle burned bridges. He builds them too? I did not know that.

  4. thomas Says:

    Be great if bloggers came up with solutions rather than point out what is “wrong” all the time.

  5. becky Says:

    Thomas – we do now and then, or we at least make suggestions, but somehow it\’s the critical posts that tend to generate more conversation.

    I\’d love to know what you think about the rise of the \”Zealous Nuts\” phenomenon, or more ways to contribute to the New Orleans Wiki if you\’d like to talk about something in a more constructive vein.