Mashup-ing statistics


I wonder why I’ve never had intimate relationship with statistics but money. I am mashup-ing data from anywhere in order to be able portraying Indonesian women’s online activities (of course in term of NUMBER), which is – surprisingly, unrecorded. Then, how can people judge Indonesian women as “lebih cerewet” on Twitter than their male counterpart when the number of Indonesian women on Twitter is still unrecorded? Then, how can people judge that Indonesian mums are busy facebooking – only from listening a poem from a child, complaining his busy-facebooking-using-laptop-mum when the number of Indonesian women on Facebook is still uncertain? Then, how can Depkominfo has claimed that Indonesia is heading to “masyarakat informasi” when they can’t clearly inform how many Indonesian women are on the web?

And now I am confused, should I mashup of data from different reports from different place and time – or not? Won’t its estimate then potentially lead on inaccurate conclusions? But then, is it what statistics for – to predict an estimation? GRAU.

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