Some people’s futures are determined by popular vote: American Idol contestants, class presidents, and people who want to get gay married in California.

But what if every aspect of our lives was determined by our reputation and popularity? Would our futures be better, or would the tyranny of the popular spin us into dystopia?

Source:
http://io9.com/5882240/science-fiction-futures-ruled-by-the-popular-kids

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For several years, ‘Family Ties’ was among the top-rated shows on television, and its enduring popularity made it a staple of syndication for years af

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http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/04/18/family-ties-cast-wins-fan-favorite-tv-land-awards-video/

Winning brings winning, which increases popularity.

Mr. Obama won on more than health care; he won on the stimulus package and the Detroit bailout. And yet his poll numbers continue to float downward. He is not more loved with victory.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111704575355403205238916.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_opinion

With online bank accounts ever-increasing popularity, there are a few things you might want to know before you decide on which way you want to go with yours.

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http://www.visualeconomics.com/key-considerations-for-online-savings-accounts_2010-05-25/

Sarah Palin’s campaign against the derogatory usage of the word “retard” collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100205/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1114