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Friday, February 03, 2012

What Makes a Popularise User?

Have you wondered what kind of people are voting on Popularise for the future tenants of 1351 H Street? Well, the team behind Popularise are sharing a little info that I found pretty interesting. Most important point: the largest group of users reside in the 20002 zip code.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

who cares?

Dolemite said...

The Popularise blog post says about a quarter of the users are from 20002. While that group certainly makes up the highest percentage of users, it wouldn't be accurate to call that a "vast majority" of users, which would have to be anything north of 50% (but likely a much higher number to claim "vast").

inked said...

Dolemite,
My bad. I was quickly posting something during my lunch break. I should have written that it was the largest group of users. I see where it says about a quarter on the site, but I notice that the numbers on the map don't add up the same way. I'm assuming that's bk they either didn't map small numbers of users in DC, some users were outside DC, or some users did not provide zip codes. Of the numbers on the map you have 239 in 20002, and 258 users providing a DC zip code other than 20002. That's roughly 48.5% of the mapped users residing in 20002. Better?

inked said...

Note also that there are 479 mapped users, and over 1,000 registered users (most of whom the site says reside in DC). Do those who sign in with Facebook not enter a zip code?

Dave B said...

Stop trying to make sense of this thing. This is like an 8th grade market research project.

Anonymous said...

The blog is seeking feedback from neighbors. Wouldn't it stand to reason that a high percentage of users would be from the neighborhood. What am I missing?

grrr said...

man, this popularise thing really irks people. the whole trust fund baby thing really makes people mad. is it jealousy....? hmmmm?

inked said...

5:48,
Some people have previously raised the question of who exactly was voting for these businesses.

inked said...

Grr,
It's true that some have flung out the trust fund baby thing at the Miller boys and Westmill Capital. Here's my response:

All of us in Trinidad, Near Northeast, Kingman Park, Carver-Langston, Rosedale, H Street, and all the other communities right here, come from wildly diverse backgrounds. While I'm always interested in what brought people here, the more interesting question to me is "Where do we go from here?". We all have different ideas, wishes, hopes, and experiences that we bring to the table. I always hope that we can work together to craft a vision for the community that we seek to build. I think that should be our focus.

Dave B said...

My frustration with them stems from that article about them a while ago. They think they are god's gift to real estate and finance. They took a business class once and learned about "crowdsourcing". They bought the AutoZone lot and were dumbfounded about what to do about the lease. They wanted to move the Autozone to 13th and Maryland, which is stupid because it basically recreates the same problem: Autozone on a prime piece of land (not a lucrative enough business to support the land value/cost).

Basically they are unqualified for their jobs, which they got from their father. Good for them, its not my money. If they didnt think they were such hot shit (as evidenced by the existence of the article and their comments in it), I'd probably cut them some slack

H Street Landlord said...

I don't know them dudes from dirt nor do I care about them one cent.

But some of ya'll are hating.

1) the autozone move thing was an off-handed comment. Not a serious effort.

2) they are working on bringing out new ideas (which is good) and appear to be investing for the long term (which is also good).

So I've got no problems.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if this is a genuine effort to find out what the community wants, or a gimmick to make the community think they're trying to find out what they want. The fact that yet another bar is winning the polls seems kind of suspicious. I don't know too many people who live around here who are clamoring for another bar...