Take a look at the final vote tally in Time magazine’s online poll of the most influential people.
It doesn’t take long to come to the conclusion that things didn’t turn out quite as one would expect; I’d never even heard of a handful of the folks who ended up near the top of the list, including the winner, Moot, who both has way more votes than anyone else and a much higher average rating.
It turns out, however, that the degree of hacking goes far, far deeper than even what is at first apparent. Look back at the first letters of the top 21 finishers. They spell out the anagram “MARBLECAKE ALSO THE GAME.” I don’t know what that means, exactly, but it definitely means something to someone.
You can read the whole story on Paul Lamere‘s blog.
(Hat tip: Christopher Wolley)