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My Wii “Everybody Votes” channel stats

Since Nintendo has launched its “Everybody Votes” channel for the Wii in mid-February 2007, I’ve been playing around with it quite frequently. It’s basically a very simple, two-answer-per-question voting system in which banalities such as “Do you play an instrument?” or “Which type of weather makes you suffer more - Hot or cold?” are asked. There are world-wide polls as well as local ones that are specific to the country you live in. Apart from voting directly on an answer, you can also “bet” on which one you believe will receive the majority of votes from the other users.

There’s also a “Voter Stats” section that shows various pieces of aggregated data gathered from your votes, albeit in quite a cryptic format. Here’s what my stats screen currently looks like (click for a larger version):

My "Everybody Votes" channel stats

See that big dent in the “Thoughts” section? I feel offended… More interestingly, though, is that I’m apparently pretty close to the “Popular Opinion” right now (only 11m away), whereas usually, I’m hovering around 100 metres or so. Evil people may now speculate that I just had to give up my well-bolstered “Thoughts” category in order to get really close to the popular opinion…

However, while I’m still not exactly sure about it, the stats probably aren’t meant to be interpreted this way. Judging from the titles of the two screens, I rather suppose that the left screen is a measure of how often my guess about questions in these specific categories has been correct, whereas the second screen is an overall measure for my guessing accuracy. Consequently, I seem to understand the personality of the average Wii owner well, whereas I can’t really envision how they think. Go figure!

Anyways, if you have a Wii, too, give the “Everybody Votes” channel a try (it’s free and more entertaining than it appears to be at the first glance) and be sure to check out your stats after a few votes!

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    Leadhyena
    wrote on Oct 26, 2007 at 17:08

    Do you know if there’s some site that keeps the stats for all the Everybody Votes results archived? The channel only keeps the last 12, and I wanted to go and look at some classics…


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    georg
    wrote on Oct 27, 2007 at 20:36

    Unfortunately not, but I agree that this would be interesting!


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    Results
    wrote on Nov 30, 2007 at 5:57

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