[ubuntu-uk] Interesting BBC Poll Choices

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Fri Oct 26 14:21:25 BST 2007


On 26/10/2007, andylockran <andy at zrmt.com> wrote:
> Martyn wrote:
> >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm
> >>
> >> Options:
> >>
> >> Will you be buying Leopard?
> >>   > Yes - I need new spots!
> >>   > No - Tiger for me!
> >>   > I'm a Windows user!
> >>
> >> Vote!
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Matthew G Larsen
> >>   > mat.larsen at gmail.com
> >>   > matthew.larsen at logicacmg.com
> >>
> >>
> >
> > The options have changed a bit now:
> >
> > Yes - I need new spots                 @18.26%
> > No - I'm happy with Tiger               @ 5.61%
> > No - Linux is my OS of choice       @ 11.62%
> > No - I'm a Windows user               @ 64.49%
> >
> >
> I find it strange that the percentages seem to change so little after
> another 3000 votes.. I wouldn't have thought that there was such a clear
> relationship between the first 2000 voters on the site, and the next
> 3000.  Expecially as the Windows & Mac users were given a head start.
> The linux figure popped up at ~11% when I first noticed it was added -
> and no figures have changed by more than 1% since (according to my very
> casual observation).
> Are the BBC fixing the figures to justify the iPlayer?

So maybe a combined effort is needed to push the Linux percentage up!?
Have we all blogged about it? has it been dugg? Just an idea.



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