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Friends, test subjects. What is difference?
Does anyone other than me ever feel tempted to split their friends list into two arbitrary filters, then post a poll to each filter, asking the same question but framed in a different way to see how the responses differ, as a sort of psychology experiment?

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[Does a quick check to see if the post is friends locked].
I've never thought of it, but it's an interesting idea.

I've never thought of it, but it's an interesting idea.

That was pretty much my reaction, too.

It hadn't occurred to me.

The other thing someone might do was split their friends list according to some category they considered non-arbitrary--such as gender, age over/under a given number, nationalities--and then post the same poll and see if they got different results. (I've seen people do polls where the first question was what gender the respondent was.)

I do stuff like that, but tend to spread it across comm's rather than different f/filters.

Not only has it occurred to me, but I've actually done it.

[edit: Not as a poll, but as an open-ended scenario thingy)

Edited at 2008-05-20 14:44 (UTC)

I think you should have made this post include a poll.

I agree completely... maybe you should have made a poll and done something like that with this post!

Nope. But that sounds cool.

I've done this with specific filters (I have somewhere around 20 filters total, with divisions such as RLpeople/LJpeople, current_town/hometown, and I think the rest are just subcategories of "closer friends" like body/sex, gender, natural [read: stoner], religion, and trusted). :)

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