A website called Stupid Fight lets you use an ultra-shady algorithm to compare the dumbnesses of the Twitter followers of a pair of persons.
From this comes this frightening result: the Twitter followers of John Scalzi are a lot smarter than the Twitter followers of CERN.
As in CERN, the huge atom kablooey thingy. (Then again, an example tweet from CERN a while ago: “Experiment have seen collisions!!!!!!!!!!!”)
I don’t know if this reflects extremely well on one, or horrendously on the other.
A little bit of experimentation gives the following dumbness scores (bigger number, more dumbosity) for the followers of various randomly selected many-followed characters:
- John Scalzi 123
- George Hrab 150
- Phil Plait 209
- PZ Myers 210
- Jen McCreight 276
- Fox News 359
- CERN 489
- CNN 556
- Ashton “55 to go” Kutcher 611
Dear empty skies, CERN has dumberer followers than Fox News!
That’s not the worst of it, though.
- Glenn Beck 164