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In: Fun31 May 2004
A recently conducted poll at The Straits Times Interactive (online version of local leading newspaper) shows 71% (at time of writing) of the poll takers preferring an opt-out scheme “because [they] don’t mind knowing all that’s out there.” And spam? “It’s useful information to me”, at least for 68% of the sample size. Granted, the sample size is only around 1000+ (I got that from the print version of the poll – apparently it’s not available in the online version), so it’s hardly accurate, but the results still leave some niggling doubts as to whether Singaporeans are really that kiasu (colloqualism for “scared to lose”) that they believe something worthwhile could be gotten from spam. Or perhaps the poll was rigged. I don’t know Singaporeans anymore.