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How to poll the entire internet

Jeffsus

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For unrelated reasons I stopped taking Olanzapine, clonazepam, and escitalopram on Friday.

By Sunday I became much more aware.

I began polling the entire internet. I created a system of questions to understand the motivations and perceptions of all the users. I kept a log every hour of the number of users online at the time. The maximum number of users each day that i measured is 37,000 at 21:00 on each day. The minimum was 22,000 on Monday at 13:00EDT. I slept between 06:00EDT and 11:00EDT each day on Tuesday, and this morning, Wednesday. I am not sure at about the exact time when I began the research but I began recording on Monday morning at 02:13. All dates are relative to Friday August the 8th 2014.

I engaged 315 random individuals to answer my questions, so far. I recognize however that they are not truly random and there is selection bias, which I inferred from our conversations at this particular website. I recorded the number or disconnections and people who were not interested.

I did not ask for and I explicitly said that I will not ask for any personal information of the people with whom I spoke, since I began keeping the log. Despite that 198 self offered to identify that they are male, 22 identified as female, and the remainder did not make any comment.

For each 315 I did ask them at the conclusion of our discussion if they were comfortable to share their opinion of their educational background. A remarkable 100% said yes. Note this also has selection bias as by that time they had all answered the previous questions.

I recorded the number who reported being in a public education system, secondary school, post graduates, and those who did not understand the question.

I asked every person the same five questions:
1. How do you believe the universe began?
2. Did or do your parents have a religion?
3. Do you still have the same religion as your parents?
4. Do you expect to feel something after your death?
5. Do you remember anything from a time before you were born?

Many wanted to elaborate further on at least one question or more. Question #1 was open ended and I did not record the response (though I did get a lot of interesting responses). For the remainder of the questions I received a yes or no answer eventually. The correlations are interesting! I recorded every answer.

I can't stop and am continuing to ask random internet people the same 5 questions. And record some of their answers and read all of them.

OK back to work!

-jM
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Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Oh when we are done I also ask if English is their first language.

Though it's usually obvious.

-jM
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Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Well, I have met an obstacle.

I have continued the research.

Unfortunately my arms and my thighs have become too painful and it seems someone is coming to pick me up.

I will continue as soon as I have access to the internet. I think I may increase my chances by speaking with random people on the street. That's not free of selection bias though either because they are all Canadian.

I have now recorded 363 discussions completely.

-jM
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