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Study Concludes Macintosh Users More Likely to be Snobs

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    So somebody made a video that put Mac users on the spot. So what? The thing is, what the narrator is getting at is actually true. While this "snob factor" at first sounds like a bunch of fanboyish humor, studies conducted nationwide found that Mac users fit into a ton of stereotypes. The simple version of the conlusion: Mac users are, generally speaking, "self centered, arrogant and conceited." To back up these extreme conclusions, there are studies out there showing that Mac users are...
    • More likely to buy teeth-whitening products and fashionable clothes/sneakers(self-centered).
    • More likely to buy organic food and eco-friendly products, regardless of how much they cost.
    This isn't all bad for Mac users though. Mac users were over three times more likely to legitimately purchase music than their PC-using counterparts.

    Source: DailyTech
     
  2. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    lol, well that explains alot
     
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    what a freaking joke.

    can we actually stop making stupid BS studies like this and actually make studies that will do us some good in the world?

    my 0.02
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    no we cant, because that would make sense
     
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    ive said that one before :laugh::laugh::laugh:;)
     
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    I didnt need a study to tell me this.
     
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    :laugh:

    Must be an American thing.

    Of the many Mac users I know in South Africa, snobbery and teeth whitening are virtually unknown.:D
     
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    pc ftw :laugh: :shadedshu
     
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    This study is completely stupid.

    There's been plenty of news today and then you post this?...
     
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    and they did this why?
     
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    You didnt need a study to tell you this :mad:
     
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    Funny!
    :D
     
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    I think this was an excellent post, Good job Zek! its cool to see what studies they do. Its funny how some of those stereotypes are definitely true of the mac users I know. But theirs nothing wrong with organic food and being ecofriendly. PC FTW! I like the 16% legal music downloads on pc vs macs 50% LOL! :toast: GO PC USERS!
     
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    I was hoping for more actual interviewees in the video.
     
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    "59% of PC owners are not happy with their purchase"

    Must have bought a prebuilt lol
     
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    Uh...You can't compare a Apple Computer to a custom built PC, it's not a comparison. It's apparent he is talking about prebuilts.
     
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    found that fitting . . .
     
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    im a snob but i dont have a Mac.
     
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    ROFL!
    That was funny. Sadly its kinda true. Steve markets "trendy" products and I'm sure thats why it fits.
     
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    How is that fitting? Showing Bill Gates in a suit and Steve Jobs in regular clothes (by the way that's horrible photoshop by the author of that). Anyhow, if i was judging this, I would say the guy in the suit with a wire is a snob. IF anyone is a snob in that picture, it's the guy in the suit, visually speaking.

    This study is an extremely biased and stupid article, can't believe it made the news. I would actually report this for posting news that says Mac users more likely to be snobs, but it wouldn't go anywhere. Thanks Zek :toast: You :nutkick: Me :ohwell:
     
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    i guess im the only one that agrees with you on that. wearing a suit doesnt make you a snob
     
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    I think mac users are more like the way they are cause the mac is so dumbed-down and simplified it only does basic shit so they're more free to do what they want... but pc's you get all these features and options and shit it can make your head spin if you don't know what you're doing.
     
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    no, I meant that it's fitting in how we typically see both CEO's

    Bill Gates is typically "Dressed to impress" and Steve Jobs is typically more "informal is the normal"


    as to the snob thing - I don't really see suits as snobs. But, my first impression of those who are dressed "trendy" or "preppy" is typically that of them being snobish.

    Just me my views, anyways.
     

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