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To make industrial ballot-stuffing visible
on a website, display the
incidence of votes over time, rather than
just the outcome. I wish sites like the
IMDB did this; it might also show interesting
trends in opinion, e.g., of first-weekend-moviegoers
vs. movie renters vs. the pre-screening audience.
The Internet Movie Database [jutta, Aug 12 1999]
Amateur small-scale ballot stuffing.
The revolution eats its children. (Or its neighbor's children?) [jutta, Aug 12 1999]
||BUT, what about the well known phenomenon of people responding according to how others are behaving? Have you never convinced a roomful of people that white is black?
||Only let you see the votes after
you've cast your own.
||Regardless of whether you can infer ballot-stuffing, I think the extra data would be interesting.
||//Have you never convinced a roomful of people that white is black?//
||No, but Michael Jackson has tried.....