April 9th, 2004



Sparked by an irc conversation with kcatalyst and penk.

What are your friend categories? Friend, close friend, best friend, casual friend, acquaintance friend, etc? How do you figure out who'se in what category? Are you more inclined to be a giver or a receiver in a friendship? Are friends important to you, or do other categories of friendship take priority? Is a friend necessarily someone you are in steady contact with, or do your friendships manage to survive months at a time without much contact? Do your friendships fall along gender lines?

(no subject)

Help my friend, Scott, whom only a handful of you know, to graduate from MIT's business school:

The survey is at: http://cc.media.mit.edu/p2p/

The ANONYMOUS survey consists of 7 questions, and you can respond to all, some or none of them. The PHP data collection script does not log any identifying information - it simply logs a timestamp and the responses to each of the questions. This survey is approved by MIT's Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects (COUHES). Information about confidentiality and other research guidelines can be found at http://web.mit.edu/committees/couhes/procedures_surveys.shtml

Feel free to email me at scase@mit.edu if you have any questions about the survey or the study itself.