Boaty McBoatface debacle shows the perils of crowdsourcing opinion: From Hooty McOwlface to Mr Splashy Pants

By Sunday, when the website crashed, almost 30,000 people had voted for Boaty McBoatface, and on Monday the social media fallout served as a fitting tribute to Twitter, the home of dumb diversions, on its tenth birthday.

“It’s been quite a strange weekend,” Hand added, while revealing that he had apologised to NERC for inadvertently scuttling its contest. But there were no hard feelings at the other end. “The final decision will be made by NERC and the poll is to generate interest,” a spokesperson told The Independent. “That worked!”

Source: ‘Boaty McBoatface debacle shows the perils of crowdsourcing opinion: From Hooty McOwlface to Mr Splashy Pants‘.

21-03-2016 22.21 | Door: Stommeling Jones | Categorie: Bezopen, Losse skakels, Twitter

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