The good news, however, is that a roulette wheel is the statistician’s best friend.The central limit theorem tells us that a large set of random observations allows us to draw high-confidence conclusions about the underlying data set.We started our process at Chatroulette Map, an awesome new site that plots screenshots from random Chatroulette sessions on a map.
It’s no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling.
It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex.
As an added bonus, the file name of each image is a UNIX timestamp of when it was taken. (Note: we tried contacting the creators of Chatroulette Map to participate in this story but did not receive a response.) Once we had photos, times, and locations, we needed data on what was happening in each chat photo.
We coded up a quick webpage that displayed a random photo from the data set and asked some basic multiple-choice questions about that photo.
Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, an on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup.