Two interesting reflections on YourView in the past few days. First, this dialogue in the fictional Fog Island Tavern:
Hey Abbé Boulah, I’m glad to see you here — I have a question for you.
And a good evening to you too, Bog-Hubert. What’s such an urgent question that won’t even let you order a drink to start with?
Ah, Vodçek knows what I need. Well, I ran into that candidate for the Senate I told you about, who is thinking about running on a platform of legalizing illicit drugs, so we had a little exchange about that over at the dock. And then I remembered you’d talked about this group in Australia that held a big discussion on the internet about that same question – whether the country should legalize drugs. Asked people on the internet to vote on it, based on the arguments they posted. So what’s you opinion about that issue?…
For more see A curious discussion about legalizing explicit drugs on Abbe Boulah’s Weblog (really by Thorbjoern Mann).
Second, there was an overview article in the German magazine Technology Review, Software bestraft Schwätzer. The author, Ralf Grötker, created an “Übersichtsmap” (“over view map”) of various concerns about YourView and its credibility ratings raised in the comments: