'The X Factor' voting: Texts, twitter, telepathy


"The X Factor" is certainly trying to be more hip, cool and young than "American Idol" and one of the ways is by offering several tech-savvy ways to cast votes for your favorite contestants. They also ate up precious broadcast time explaining the different ways to vote. We'll get to that in a second.In addition to the normal telephone line voting, which has been the main source of reality competition votes since the inception, "The X Factor" also features text voting if you're a Verizon customer, voting via the official website and voting on Facebook. Those aren't completely new, though the Facebook is pretty recent.But now - "X Factor" also has voting via an app on your phone and voting via Twitter. The app on your phone is, of course, only if you are Verizon subscriber with an Android-powered device. The app is called The Xtra Factor App. We're US Cellular users, so let us...



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