People are really getting into ‘social experiment’ surveys on Twitter
When you hear the name “Meryl Streep,” what’s the first movie that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a classic like Kramer vs. Kramer, or maybe it’s a crowd favorite like Mamma Mia. Or maybe, for reasons no regular human could ever understand, it’s Ricki and the Flash. Everyone’s different!
If seeing a bunch of strangers respond to this prompt appeals to you, you’ll love the “social experiment” happening on Twitter this week. Basically, people are tweeting out categories colors, One Direction members, Frank Ocean songs then asking their followers to reply with the first example that comes to mind. The only rule: Don’t read the replies first.
social experiment: if you come across this tweet please comment the first Meryl Streep movie that comes to mind. WITHOUT looking at the replies.
— Anne Lister (@TheAnneLister) June 19, 2019
Calling this game a “social experiment” is playing a little fast and loose with the definition, but it is interesting to see the results. A tweet about Frank Ocean songs, for example, elicited a noticeably wide range of responses. Clearly, Frank Ocean has made a lot of memorable music.
When people were asked to name a member of One Direction, though, a disproportionate number chose Louis Tomlinson. Did the Louis brigade notice the tweet and come to defend their boy? Or did “Harry” seem like too obvious a choice? It seemed a little weird until … ah, yes, there it is. The question was posted by a Louis stan.
Social experiment: if you come across this tweet comment a member of One Direction under it, DO NOT read the replies before you do. Thank you for your time!
— Azara (@alwayslwt_) June 18, 2019
So while we can’t really draw any real conclusions from the data it’s all anecdotal it’s fun to think about why the answers shook out the way they did.
Plus, it’s fun to watch people half-jokingly try to get people to share their credit card numbers. (Do not share your credit card number.)
Social experiment: if you come across this tweet comment a color under it, DO NOT read the replies before you do. Thank you for your time, I appreciate you.
— lowki (@raphaelmevs) June 17, 2019
Social experiment: if you come across this tweet reply with any Tupac song. DO NOT read the replies before you do.
— Tupac Shakur Fans (@TupacShakurLC) June 20, 2019
Social experiment: if you come across this tweet, comment your favorite dog breed 🐾🐾 DO NOT read the comments before you do so!!
— Sarah Ann 🐾 (@sarahanndipity_) June 19, 2019
social experiment: if you come across this tweet comment a Frank Ocean song. DO NOT read the replies before you do. i’m tryna see something
— junobug 🐜 (@noelia2kanye) June 19, 2019
SOCIAL EXPERIMENT: reply with your zodiac sign & your fave horror film 💀🔪
— Ana (@xanaritax) June 20, 2019
SOCIAL EXPERIMENT: reply the first Jonas brothers song that comes to mind (from any album). Don’t read the other replies!
— ⒽⒶⓃⓃⒶⒽ | 87| 147 (@hannahwhenimsad) June 19, 2019