[FoRK] Re: a conundrum

Damien Morton fork at bitfurnace.com
Thu Jan 19 10:04:25 PST 2006

Corinna wrote:
> There are similar studies showing that people can see something like a 10 
> second clip of a teacher teaching (with the sound off) and give remarkably 
> similar evaluations as students do at the end of the course.
> Also, people viewing a clip of an interviewee shaking hands with an 
> interviewer make judgements that correlate strongly with the interviewer's 
> later assessment.
> (Sorry I can't provide links, I was reading this stuff recently, thinking 
> about job interviews.)
> I guess that goes a long ways to explain why people voted for Bush twice.

I wasnt going to throw that one out there.

The scarier thought is that, if this 50-millisecond thing is truly 
general, then its not just voters that are making 50-millisecond snap 
judgments, but Presidents as well.

And you know, maybe this 50-millisecond things hasnt always been there. 
maybe its just an artefact of the orbital mind control lasers.

Im never got to get to sleep tonight.

> -Corinna
> "Damien Morton" <fork at bitfurnace.com> wrote in message 
> news:43CFC539.3070006 at bitfurnace.com...
>> Cant sleep tonight and heres why:
>> I read the other day that internet users can form an opinion about a 
>> website in 50 milliseconds, one that closely corresponds to the options 
>> formed after much longer viewings.
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