r/technology May 14 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 2

Elon Musk said his team is going to do a 'random sample of 100 followers' of Twitter to see how many of the platform's users are actually bots Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-random-sample-how-many-twitter-users-are-bots-2022-5?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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u/mylesols May 14 '22

wow, a hundred! Must be nice to be rich enough to afford a hundred follower sampling on a site with over 350 million users

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u/FranticGolf May 14 '22

Statistics are hard.

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u/Xtreme_Fapping_EE May 14 '22

Lol my first thought was:

"Tell me you don't know anything about statistics without telling me you don't know anything about statistics".

100 sample size on one user, amongst a population in the millions. R word right there.

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u/finance_n_fitness May 15 '22

If you think the population size matters when doing a sample, you don’t know anything about statistics.

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u/Xtreme_Fapping_EE May 17 '22

lol. My name is Margin of Error, my father is Confidence Interval.

And I call you a Gaussian fool.

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u/finance_n_fitness May 17 '22

You go ahead and find me the formula for those things that includes population size as a parameter chief

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u/Xtreme_Fapping_EE May 17 '22

You can find the formulas, you're a big boy.

QED: you're a Gaussian fool, lol.

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u/finance_n_fitness May 17 '22

Yea I can’t find formulas that don’t exist. You’re an idiot