When I posted this site to Slugger a few days ago, quite a few readers reported that their votes were not counted when they tired to register their favour for Co Antrim. I tried to take it up with them, but neither the phoneline they offer, nor the email address has yielded any joy. Moral: if you are going to run a funky game like this to promote your product online: make sure it works; and when it doesn’t, try to make yourselves available to online users. Otherwise people might conclude that the game’s a fraud and that you really don’t care! Even if it isn’t, and you do!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty