September 25, 2008

Vote in the American Elections (for non-Americans)

In the web you can simulate (almost) everything. An interesting example is the voting site of the ECONOMIST offering the option to everyone in the world to vote for the American elections! Hopefully the results, although unreliable scientifically, will help the candidates to understand better what the (online) world thinks about them. It is far too early to draw final conclusions but if what I see today represents the trend then the real voters can draw also some interesting conclusions. Let's see if the Wisdom of Crowds will work well in this prediction market.

The idea is interesting for businesses wishing to test their brands or image? Why not!