friartuck about gettin dem clickz

friartuck about gettin dem clickz

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phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
Say you had a .PDF hosted on dur intehwebz, and you wanted hellza peeps to peep it. Do you think that listing its file size as 300KB or 0.3MB would encourage more people to click through? Cuz it totally matters, duh. At this point I have my preference but would love some outside opinions. Don't be a dink - tell me what you think!
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2011 May 5 at 08:56 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
I, personally, would probably rather see 300kb. It just looks better... prolly cuz there's no decimal.
Also, since KB is smaller than MB, it gives a false sense that the file is smaller, and thus a smaller chance of there being a malicious file binded to it.
 
 
2011 May 5 at 10:18 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
That's interesting, and exactly why I asked, since I was leaning the other way.

It's my assumption that even in the Year of Our Lord 2011 the average user won't see the MB / KB but rather just the 0.3 / 300. A third seems several orders of magnitude smaller than 300, even though their respective units of measure render them equal.

For those who may have a partial grasp on the matter, another assumption I've made is that 'a third of a meg' is more readily quantifiable to them than 'three hundred KBs.'

LOL...and I wonder why don't more people find this sort of thing interesting...
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2011 May 5 at 11:56 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Yeah, I can see that way too. I think in the end it's really going to come down to each individual that is looking at it.

I think it also might depend pretty greatly on what age group you're targeting. If you're targeting teens, I think MB is the way to go, just cuz that's probably what they have dealt with most of their life.
People that grew up with 10GB hard drives are probably gonna relate more to KBs.


And yeah, I love this subject. I should be a psychologist
 
 
2011 May 5 at 12:07 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
Haha awesome, again an opposing, informed perspective.

We're targeting a small demographic of international fatcats and boomers, but my theory on this is that they're the ones without the prowess in most cases, and if they are in the know then they'd see the two as equal anyways.

I guess my current opinion on the matter could be distilled to 'the ones that know don't care, and the ones that don't know care about the wrong things.' I think I just need to a/b test this on a sample of my target demographic.

Off-topic, if anybody is interested in makebig financialgain for livings andor lifestyle, pleasing to be replied to my late missives. My Father, EthiopiaPrincess, is having monies currencies bills cashes to redistribut.
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2011 May 5 at 12:28 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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2011 May 5 at 17:09 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6299
2457600 bits.

Or if it is literally 0.3 MB then 2516582.4 bits.
 
 
2011 May 6 at 14:47 PDT — Ed. 2011 May 6 at 14:48 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
superjer said:
.4 bits

Do explain, please.
 
 
2011 May 6 at 14:52 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
Rockbomb said:
superjer said:
.4 bits

Do explain, please.

Those bits are for the .5 child of the average American nuclear family.
BOO
 
 
2011 May 6 at 15:01 PDT
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