Here’s something interesting: the Times Union has dropped the media category from its annual Best of the Capital Region readers poll.
So what, say most of you — but at local media outlets, winning in the Times Union Best Of — orÂ certainly, Metroland’s annual Â poll — was always a big deal. Being named the best is a point of pride, regardless of who’s number one in the ratings.
Lord knows these polls are not scientific, and in recent years, there have been allegations that some winners used social media to unfairly sway the voting. Is that really unfair, trying to win a popularity contest by encouraging your friends to vote? That’s called being popular.
It’s anybody’s guess why the media category was dropped. This whole poll thing does sound like a lot of work, and it could simply beÂ about newsroom resources.
In the interest of full disclosure, my old blog, Albany Eye, wonÂ for best local blog years ago. Looking back at my career, I would have been way better off being best local plumber than best local blogger.
10 thoughts on “The People’s Choice”
Those poll results are pure bullshit. The real takeaway is that people have terrible taste in nearly everything.
The readers poll is nice, but I’ll wait for the Electoral College to make the final decisions.
You see this?
Interesting. I think it’s bullshit, but interesting.
With the Survey Monkey polling they drove the results by offering finite choices — whether or not they allowed write ins.
Oh, and by the way, have a look at this. One could argue that stuff like this makes the poll completely irrelevant.
How often do you post to your blog?
Dave, sorry if you missed my reply to this question last time.
I usually post when I have something interesting to write about and the time to write about it — which lately, ain’t very often!
There must be something for your to talk about.
Well, the TU blogmiester ran away.
Ran away or was a casualty of tough times for newspapers. This item doesn’t name names, but it mentions an exempt manager being let go.
We had our differences but I wish him the best.