Monday, February 18, 2008

The Internet is an Amazing Thing

I can honestly say that I don't know what I'd do without the Internet.

I use the Internet for:
communication-blogs, news, emails
ideas-lesson plans, art activities

I've also used the Internet to verify questions for schoolwork and for fun (i.e. "was that the guy in that other movie"). The Internet is a wonderful place to support my hypothesis or defend my answer, but I've never used the internet to prove a teacher wrong. Well, I was on Facebook today when I happened upon a new group titled, 10,000,000 strong for Chris beating his statistics teacher's expectations
The description reads:
Chris' statistics teacher said it would be impossible for him to contact 10,000,000 people for a sample group... too bad she didn't think he'd actually try.

Currently the group has 717 members. I wonder if he'll actually succeed...and if he does how long will it take? As far as I can tell, this group was started Feb. 13th around 8pm, so about 5 days. (5 x 24) Which is 120 hours. (717/120) That's about 6 members an hour. (6 x 24) 144 members a day... (10,000,000/144) so it would take him 69,444 days to get to 10 million. (69,444/365) 190 years...Good luck Chris!

1 comment:

JM said...

He's in it for the long haul.

I was about to work it out when I saw your final paragraph.