This season for the very first time American Idol lets the audience cast their votes online. Adding to the text and call voting they can now hit americanidol.com to bet for their favorite singer on the competition.
Using online voting isn’t a surprise, but the issue many are having with this particular system is that you cannot vote without Facebook account, yes it’s about Facebook again. The voting process includes logging into your Facebook account and then voting. You need to allow Americanidol.com to access your Facebook account before voting. Well, I can’t blame them if they had to use Facebook because it provides an instant authentication and character verification. Clever. But what about those who don’t have Facebook accounts and want to vote online? That’s easy! Get one.
Well not every user is happy about that Facebook thing, because even though Ryan reminded people that we can vote online he never mentioned we had to use Facebook.