Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Anwar Ibrahim - 2nd in rigged TIME poll

Pranksters Rig Time Magazine's 'Most Influential' Poll

The results are in, and 4chan really does dominate the Internet — or at least the online news media.

Members of the rude, lewd and crude online discussion board, memorably profiled on FoxNews.com earlier this month, successfully rigged Time Magazine's "Time 100" poll so that its largely absent founder, Moot, was named the world's most influential person.

Not that Anwar's fans were the ones who voted for him. The 4chan pranksters rigged the entire top fifth of the poll so that the first initials of the first 21 names, when read vertically, spell out the cryptic message "Marblecake Also the Game."




Time poll crowns 4chan founder moot 'most influential person'

A blog called Music Machinery, clearly reporting outside of its usual niche, has a rather detailed analysis of how 4chan manipulated the poll. This would certainly explain why Anwar Ibrahim, a Malaysian politician, nabbed second place.

The allegedly successful attempt at swaying the poll's results is surely a relief to 4chan users. After their failed try at stealing the Twitter race to a million followers less than two weeks ago, the win for moot proves that 4chan hasn't lost its touch.

Next year, Time should change the name of its poll to the Internet's Most Influential Person.


APOMM

On 15 April 2009, Anwar Ibrahim's office was quick to claim credit for the Opposition leader when the list of 100 Most Influential Man was announced.

1. Anwar Dicalon Antara 100 Tokoh Paling Berpengaruh Dunia 2009
2. Anwar Ibrahim - The 2009 TIME 100 Finalists


Now, the results are out and he is 2nd but the poll was rigged. I wonder what TIME will say or if Anwar Ibrahim's office will still claim credit to this.



(Credits to FoxNews and Time for the photo)

4 comments:

Grand Marquis said...

I don't know how this person can become the 2nd most influential person in the WORLD.

How many time did you hear his name in world main stream media? rarely.

In one foreign country, when I introduced myself as Malaysian, from government official, to business people to people on the street, to bangaladeshi, indian, pakistani migrant workers, all of them will mention the name of Mahathir and then they will show thumb up.

So, I really wonder how Tun Mahathir is or was not even in the list since his PM days until now, but this guy always top the list every wonder year.

This shows that the whole ranking system is a total crap/scam to promote certain individual that fit certain people's agenda. Well, its just my guess.

Jeffry said...

ANWAR NI PANDAI BODEK BRO. DIA NI BYK PASANG KAKI KT MANA2 BRO. TAK MUSTAHIL DIA DPT AKSES DLM MANA2 ORGANISASI SB ADA PIHAK YG SANGGUP TLG DIA DR BELAKANG. WHO KNOWS?

Obefiend said...

meh!

i think RPK is more influential than him. sure he did create reformasi but over the past few years he is now mirroring tun mahadeath. by that i mean talking cock and not really doing anything else. what is it with him and " i have bukti dan akan dedahkan". its kinda like a plot from WWE. cut a few months later the bukti was never revealed. is there a law in malaysia for witholding bukti of corruption. how about statute of limitation

i am really peeved by anwar. stop your drama la kawan..

btw

they did it for the LULZ. Moot is full of win!

Anonymous said...

those of you who think that this has to do with politics or anything to do with Anwar, you'd better lurk moar

Obefiend it's moot, newfag