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Amazon best sellers-- a gamable system - Input Junkie
March 9th, 2016
08:59 am


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Amazon best sellers-- a gamable system
A picture of the author's foot and three sales = "best seller". Definitely funny, though I have no idea whether amazon bestsellers are mostly low quality.

When a measurement becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

That being said, apparently the New York Times Bestseller list is bad but not totally useless.

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Date:March 8th, 2016 02:55 pm (UTC)
At least one country, I've heard, has pressured local MacDonald's to influence their measurement on the Big Mac Index.
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Date:March 8th, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
That principle casts a lot of doubt on university admissions policies and practices, don't you think?
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Date:March 8th, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
Blogging this, thanx
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