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Just who follows us anyways?

Just who follows us anyways?

By Astiles  on January 07, 2009

Informal Google Lunar X PRIZE demographics poll

I conducted a brief and extraordinarily non-scientific experiment this afternoon by sending out a quick demographic poll via Twitter. The results were, perhaps, predictable, but nevertheless interesting.

The most interesting piece of data is probably the gender gap, with nearly 3/4 of followers being male.

Secondly, I find the lack of 65+ followers to be a bit disturbing, although given that the poll was sent out via Twitter, maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

A couple more things to note: the sample size is very small, so this data may be meaningless; security is low, and does not prevent multiple votes (please don't purposely skew the data); anonymity was unclear on the original poll (I can assure you that it is 100% anonymous, the only data recorded are the two questions); there is no prequalifiers, so anybody (space geek or not) could vote.

Interestingly, nearly three times as many people clicked through to the poll than completed it.

The graphic above was captured after the poll had been open only two hours. It is still live, and you can feel free to fill it out below. I'll update later with the new data.


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