Politics of Boaty McBoatface

What does your vote mean in a democracy? Sure, it “counts,” but when does it actually matter? This question should haunt anyone participating in such a voting process, as it affects everything from presidential nominations to the names of boats. On that second subject, consider the curious case of Boaty McBoatface. The British Natural Environment […]

Aggregate scores inaccurate

Metacritic reviews hold undue influence on media

Now that the Internet has given journalists the capability to mass produce opinions, there are hundreds of publications with thousands of writers who are bombarding us with meaningless metrics. Movie XYZ got an “A-” from one source, four out of five stars from another, and an 85 percent from the third. Too much to process! […]