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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The new democracy and how to subvert it... (kinda like the old democracy)




All right, I'm not judging (well, maybe a little), but seriously, let's talk about you and your American Idol habit for a moment, shall we?

Having only seen this season a couple of times so far, I can only say that, more than ever, it's not about the singing, it's about the phone calls. Pure and simple. Either that or people keep confusing Sanjaya with Halle Berry, which is actually not so impossible to believe. See?



Yeesh.

Anyway, where was I?

OH YES! The phone calls!

Now I hear what you're saying. "Lindsay, what can I do? I call and I call and just keep getting the damned busy signal. I'm a victim of circumstance! What can I do?"

Look, you got a computer, whaddya think it's made for? That's right, manipulating reality to bend to your will!



Introducing Dial Idol, the new computer software specifically designed for speed-dialing Americal Idol and shows of the same ilk (i.e. Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Is There Nothing You Won't Watch?, etc.).

This is not a joke, this is a real piece of software. According to the website, it works like this:

- You download DialIdol software onto your computer. The software is 100% free & safe.

- DialIdol uses your phone & phone modem to automatically speed dial votes for your favorite contestants.

- DialIdol records the result of every call, a vote or a busy signal, then submits this data anonymously to DialIdol.com. DialIdol measures the busy signal to determine which Idols are getting the most votes, based on the results it can automatically direct your votes to one of your favorite Idols, but not necessarily your favorite.

- DialIdol.com receives results from people all over the country and uses the busy/vote ratio to produce a prediction.


According to the website, DialIdol was 87% accurate for season 5 of American Idol and has accurately predicted the winner of every show it has covered.

PLus, they post constant updates to their predictions of who they think will stay on and who will be booted off. They can even tell what states voted for what contestants! (Memo to Sanjaya: head south when the inevitable happens...)

The only downside: it only works on Windows computers. Well, that, and the fact that you have no life due to your endless obsession over this show in the first place.

Not that I'm judging...

2 Comments:

Anonymous larisa said...

is that michael jackson on the left?

3/14/2007 8:13 PM

 
Blogger Lindsay Jones! said...

yes. it's michael jackson. 30 YEARS AGO!

3/15/2007 10:05 PM

 

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