Saturday, April 7, 2012

Strategic Voting

Given that a person votes, will he vote honestly or strategically? It seems like in one corner of the dating world, people vote strategically: the procedure the dating site BeautifulPeople.com uses to decide whether to allow a person to join had to be adapted to better prevent strategic voting (via PRNewswire):
Entry to BeautifulPeople.com is only possible after passing a democratic rating process, where existing members of the opposite sex vote on new applicants based on photographs and a brief profile submitted by new applicants.
The community only allows opposite sex voting, as it was quickly realized on first launching the site in 2002, that members voting on same sex applicants would vote strategically and vote other beautiful applicants out. This strategic voting was most prevalent amongst the women.

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  1. On January 4, 2010, the site axed at least 25,000 accounts from the United States, which have received complaints from other users that they had gained weight over the holiday season, 2009, and were deemed unattractive.[2] Later it was revealed that it was a publicity campaign that won a "Best Global Campaign" award at the CIPR Awards in 2010.[6] wikipedia :)

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