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corinnawells July 2nd, 2013 11:34pm

Do you think the poll results on SOH accurately represent the opinions of the general population?

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yesmaam socal
07/03/13 4:03 pm

I asked a similar question a while back, and realized that it just depends on how many followers you have.

logophile Florida
07/03/13 6:33 am

I see a lot of people from both sides so I'd like to believe it's an accurate representation in SoH polls. But the numbers in your polls will reflect the people you follow and those who follow you, diverse or narrow as they are.

MrsOH Washington state
07/02/13 6:19 pm

For a lot of question, it is representative. Not for the ones about owning an iPad, though.

EarlyBird Portland
07/02/13 5:29 pm

A very specific group. Everyone on SoH is wealthy enough to afford an Ithing or smart phone.

corinnawells Hawaii
07/02/13 8:26 pm

Ohh, very good point. I didn't think about that!

07/02/13 11:07 pm

In 2012 alone, between Samsung and Apple, there were over 350 million smartphones sold. That's around 1 in 20 people in the world, assuming a population of 7 billion. So yeah, I think I might agree now that I did the math.

BCKR Onward and upward
07/04/13 10:13 am

That, and Tony mentioned in the past that Republicans / conservatives were disproportionately represented on SoH.

EarlyBird Portland
07/04/13 10:46 am

BCKR - glad you said that. I mentioned the same thing a week ago and Tony popped in to say the gap has closed to almost even now.

BCKR Onward and upward
07/04/13 10:50 am

Good to know! I'll also add that wealth is not the only factor in owning a smart device. Many people just don't want one and thus get excluded regardless of income. Or they're Amish. ;)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 5:16 pm

In my opinion, it represents a specific segment of the population, but it's not inherently inaccurate as a reflection of the general population, but that's probably a bit of a stretch. I chose a specific group, though. (:

corinnawells Hawaii
07/02/13 8:30 pm

I feel the same way! I only asked because I've noticed that, for the most part, SOH users seem you be very understanding and tolerant of one another. Of course, there are still riffs, but nothing like what I read on Facebook or see in "real life."

corinnawells Hawaii
07/02/13 8:30 pm

But perhaps I just need to find new mates!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 8:33 pm

It's not just your friends... Ignorance and arrogance are widespread. I try to avoid the controversial topics, because... Well, they're controversial. I just don't want to deal with arguing with people who are unreasonable. I love SoH because most of

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 8:35 pm

the users are actually somewhat reasonable. (:

Off topic: have you always lived in Hawaii? :)

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:17 am

Agreed! That's what sparked my SOH obsession... I love intelligent, friendly debate and the people here seem to excel at that!
No, I'm actually from Arkansas originally :) My husband is military, so we're stationed out...

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:17 am for a bit! Big improvement from AR. I don't ever want to leave!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 12:21 am

Oh goodness! You look so young and beautiful! Congrats to you and your husband. :)
Awesome! What a great place to be stationed.

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:33 am

You are too kind! Thank you! :)
Yes, we were ecstatic when he was placed in paradise!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 12:35 am

Yes, it seems like as good of a place as any! Which island are you living on? :) It's such a beautiful island. (:

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:10 pm

It is, indeed! We're on O'ahu. I think my favorite thing about living here is the local personality and culture. The people are so unique and lovely. I'm trying to soak it all up while I have time! Have you visited any of the islands before?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 12:13 pm

When I went to Hawaii, I obviously spent most of my time around the main island, but I took a private boat to the other islands with some friends. :)
Spectacular. It's really a country in it's own right.

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:20 pm

Ooh, that sounds so nice! I haven't had te opportunity to visit

corinnawells Hawaii
07/03/13 12:22 pm

...any of the other islands yet, but I definitely plan in it! I've heard Kauai is unbelievable. I love to hike, which is great because there are so many great trails out here!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 12:25 pm

Oh, absolutely! :) I took a helicopter on one of the days... That was so absolutely stunning as well. Too bad I didn't know you then! We all could have gone out to dinner or something, haha. Then again - awkward third wheel status right here.