Scott admits that the science here is inexact; the equation doesn't understand irony, or languages besides English. He notes:
Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'? Do they seem incapable of working out where their Shift key is? These indicators have a strong correlation with the message, and its sender, being stupid.
Still, the application is really fun…
Sometimes the results are six of one, half a dozen of the other: John Mayer's fans are dumber than Jim Carrey's.
Sometimes you think, How can that be true?!?! Case in point: Jon Stewart has more idiots following him than Glenn Beck. (ok, ok, it's FAKE jon Stewart.
Sometimes it's just what you'd expect: Ke$ha fans are not as brainy as Lady Gaga fans!
And: Gaga's little monsters outsmart Taylor Swift followers.
Ke¢ha fans are
even dumber thanNOT as dumb as Soulja Boy fans!
Hmm. If you like Snooki, you are less intelligent than those who like JWoww? I demand a recount!
In a classic hip-hop East Coast vs. West Coast war, East Coast wins.
If Khloe is your favorite Kardashian, you're in good company.
What does it mean that Tila Tequila followers are dumber than those who follow Chris Brown?
Surprising? Paris Hilton has dumber fans than Perez Hilton.
An example of a Sherri Shepherd Tweet:
Sitting in a theatre by myself waiting 4 play 2 start-love being by myself but sometimes feel something is missing- maybe I should get a dog
A sample from Joy Behar's Twitter feed:
What do you say to a woman who's about to get a poolside pap smear on national television? Please tweet me your questions for @kathygriffin
Not as bright as Ashton fans. Turns out smart folks follow Demi!
Shocker: People who follow Al Gore are sharper than the "real Amurricans" who follow Sarah Palin.
Team Coco is an intelligent bunch.
While there's no doubt that Chelsea Handler's peeps are wiser than those who follow Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, it seems that some of Bombshell's "fans" just want to tell her what a "slut" she is.
You guys! Please follow Gabby Sidibe and get her "smarts" number higher than Howard Stern's! Jeez.
>Lily Allen and Courtney Love
neck and neck? Seems odd. Lily is losing to older, wiser Courtney.
"Sarah Palin's fans are more stupid" than Levi Johnston's. Nothing witty to say here — laughing too hard. (I tried entering "LeviJohnston05" but it just wouldn't work.)
And finally… Scott Baio may have called us a "web-rag" of "hypocrites," but at least our followers are smarter than his. Oh well. We still love the Charles In Charge theme song.
New Twitter App Finds Out What Celebrity's Followers Are the "Stupidest" [Mediaite]
Stupid Fight [Tom Scott]