03 November 2006

One more amazing research

These researches now are driving me crazy. I really feel that these people just make things up. I now even do not believe the real researches. Call me cynical or whatever but this research is hopeless. I don't know what they want to say with statements like these.

  1. 13.7 percent (more than one out of eight respondents) found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time
  2. 12.4 percent stayed online longer than intended very often or often
  3. 12.3 percent had seen a need to cut back on Internet use at some point
  4. 8.7 percent attempted to conceal non-essential Internet use from family, friends and employers
  5. 8.2 percent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative mood
  6. 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive Internet use
Statement 1.
I really don't know how many people find it hard to stay away from their mailbox or their telephones. Do we have to call these people addicts? Man this pure craziness to ask people the question in the first place. It’s not the Stone Age anymore.

Statement 2.
Have you ever talked on phone for the time you intended to. Who are these researchers? Where are they from? Do they belong to 2006? Are they from US or some Martian land?

Statement 3.
I know of 30% of people who would like to cut down on phone and electricity bills. So what are these people phone and electricity addicts?

Statement 4.
Did they ask these people whether this 8.3% was porn content? I am still wondering the objective behind the question. One more question...How many people conceal their chats with friends from others???

Statement 5.
I thought people thought of Internet as an infotainment medium. So where to people go when they are feeling down. But then 1 out of 11 choosing internet to lift his mood is pretty good. So people are taking the net as a medium of entertainment very well. I think I only make this out of the figures.

Statement 6
5.9% felt their relationship suffered due to excessive internet use. Now this is something to be worried about. But wait did they even try to learn from the subject that how many had relationships made due to this internet. It just that some people like to talk and when ur partner does not you cannot necessarily carry on the relation.

I hate these kinds of people. Who have just learnt how to collect figures and finances to collect the figures? They don’t realize that it takes more than numbers to be a freakonomic kind of person. It needs brains that can think in directions more than one.

I read some where that

89.34% of the statistics are made up. Just like the one you are reading right now.

Must be true you see ;-)

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