Monday, June 04, 2007

New 7 Wonders voting crap

Many ppl have been forwarding mesg's about voting Taj Mahal in top 7 wonders of the world. First there was a Online Petition, then sending SMS to indiainfo.com and lately we get a URL dedicated for this purpose www.new7wonders.com.

Isn't it interesting as to who is the authority to judge such an important 'competition'. From wikipedia, I came to know about this For-profit corporation called NOWC who supposedly is the authority.

The New Seven Wonders of the World is a proposed revision of the Seven Wonders of the World, organized by a Swiss-based, for-profit corporation called New Open World Corporation (NOWC). The selection is being made by free and paid votes, through telephone or online. The first vote is free to registered members and additional votes may be purchased through a payment to NOWC. In addition to the sale of votes, NOWC relies on private donations, the sale of merchandise such as shirts and cups, and revenue from selling broadcasting rights
Isn't it awesome, create some kind of online polling system, Ask ppl to vote for their favourites and also allow rich ppl to vote extra number of times.

Why should someone even care if Taj Mahal makes it so such a senseless, crappy list compiled by selling the positions to who pays heavier.

3 comments:

  1. Voting may be crap... But it's true
    AP Rahman is making on Tajmahal. Inorder to make ppl vote for taj. Even CNN-IBN is campainging fot Taj.

    Voting closes soon......make ur vote count

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  2. Right, swiss people are so poor and starving - they need to organize this kind of voting to earn the much needed money to survive. What a shame ! Not considering the enormous amount of spam that keeps bothering everyone. Bastards.

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  3. Hello, i just surfed in searching for interesting blogs on new seven wonders of the world, you have a cool blog. Do keep up the good work. i live far from where you are and its nice to be able to see what people from across the world thinks.

    Warm Regards from the Other Side of the Moon.

    On a related note perhaps you might find the following links interesting. we're reviewing the best among the competing 21 participants for the new 7 wonders competition. i'll like to hear your take on the subject via comments. i'll be back soon...

    The Kremlin and the Red Square
    Angkor Wat
    Eiffel Tower
    Hagia Sophia

    ps. if you have your own favourites list or if you'd like us to write about other wonders pls do mention about it in the comments.

    Bibby

    Kerala, India

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