Re: Internet users trust it.

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 20:52:00 PDT

On Fri, 26 May 2000, Eirikur Hallgrimsson wrote:

> A new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research
> Associates for ScreamingMedia shows Internet users are
> developing more confidence and trust in the New Media.

Oh please. And in a survey _con_ducted for a tobacco distributor,
smoking was found to build muscles and get you laid by supermodels.

"The sampling error margin for the findings is plus or minus 4.5
percentage points for results based just on Internet users."[1]
No stats junkie would take a sample that small seriously.

The ScreamingMedia product: "custom-filtered news and multimedia to Web
sites and wireless devices" i.e. a realtime news feed with filters, I
used to have one back in the day, but it was nice ASCII text...

And the survey says... big surprise...

All news is from one of about 3 sources anyway. "New" media must mean a
HTML or streamed version of "old" media text or video. ScreamingMedia is
a kewl thing, they resell news from old media, but the survey is wildly
misleading hype-bait.

... The truth is out there, just not where you're looking ...


- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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