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July 3rd, 2011

RECAP: Slowbucks $100,000 Competition

Recently, rising R&B star PLUTOCASH participated in a competition with SLOWBUCKS TV for chance at winning a $100,000 development deal. All contestants had to upload their video to the site (slowbucks.tv) and get people to sign up and vote for their video to win. Voters could sign in and vote once a day for the duration of the competition (4/1/11 – 6/30/11).

Two weeks before the end of the competition, we started to notice weird fluctuations with the vote tallies. Not only were some contestants’ votes going up rapidly within seconds, but they were also going DOWN – by THOUSANDS OF VOTES! Several emails were sent to SLOWBUCKS TV, including screenshots of what was happening. After a week of emailing and trying to reach them via Twitter, we finally received a response email from them. They told us that they were receiving heavy traffic to their site due to the competition coming to a close, and we should expect to see a delay in the vote tallies. They also wanted to make us aware of their “qualitative assurance and testing” of their voting system.

Although in 1st place for most of the competition, PLUTOCASH ultimately came in 2nd.

Below you will find screenshots taken over the final 36 hours of the competition:


June 29, 2011 @ 6:14 PM:


MOST VOTES:

PLUTOCASH – 51,581

JLie – 51,441

Jeremiah Waalker – 27,016

Ace Boogy – 16,175


June 30, 2011 @ 12:09 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. PLUTOCASH – 52,066

2. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,016

3. Ace Boogy – 16,175

4. Kwame Young – 15,935

*JLie – 134 (Not in top ten for votes; 1st place in most views)


June 30, 2011 @ 7:07 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. JLie – 105,251

2. PLUTOCASH – 52,084

3. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,018

4. Ace Boogy – 16,177


June 30, 2011 @ 7:08 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. CHOS1N – 60,000,000

2. JLie – 105,251

3. PLUTOCASH – 52,085

4. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,018

5. Ace Boogy – 16,177


June 30, 2011 @ 9:12 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. JLie – 55,311

2. PLUTOCASH – 52,103

3. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,019

4. Ace Boogy – 16,177


June 30, 2011 @ 11:19 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. PLUTOCASH – 52,180

2. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,019

3. Ace Boogy – 16,175

4. Kwame Young – 15,936

*JLie – 136 (Not in top ten for votes; 1st place for views)


June 30, 2011 @ 12:00 PM:


MOST VOTES:

1. JLie – 55,566

2. PLUTOCASH – 52,276

3. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,019

4. Ace Boogy – 16,177


July 1, 2011 @ 12:31 AM:


MOST VOTES:

1. PLUTOCASH – 52,760

2. Jeremiah Waalker – 27,023

3. Ace Boogy – 16,184

4. Kwame Young – 15,941

*JLie – 149 (Not in top ten for votes; 1st place for views)


WINNER: JLie

Thoughts?

July 3rd, 2011

The Metallic iPhone 4 Case

by Incase.