Monday, May 18, 2009

Globe Paramihan Challenge Update: Finally, there are mechanics

I just want to provide an update: Finally, Globe released the mechanics of the promotion. Now it's clearer.

It's sad though that user voting makes up only 20% of the judging score. Reminds me how a lot of reality TV shows are judged here in the country. But at least Globe is transparent about it. I'm not sure even how votes factor in for American Idol.

This is telling how we don't want to give full control to the public. On one hand, full public control means that contestant campaigning and fraud is more likely to affect the final outcome. On the other hand, there is a belief that "expert" opinion must weigh more than public opinion. The first case speaks of how elections are conducted in a democratic country. It doesn't turn out well oftentimes, does it?

What do you think?

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