Angewandte Soziologie im Internet

Rob Cockerham von cockeyed.com ist Soziologe, der gerne durch direkte und provokative Experimente Aufsehen erregt.

Vor kurzem fand Rob 60$ in einer Parkgarage und postete dies freundlicherweise auf craiglist. Nachdem er auf diese Annonce 3 Antworten erhielt, beschloss er eine weitere, diesmal natürlich fingierte, zu schalten.

Geht in den ganzen Beitrag um zu sehen, wem das (nicht existente) Geld so gehörte, und was sie Rob alles schrieben, um es wieder zu bekommen.

Catherine: I was shopping at the Mervyns on camp wisdom and three hundred dollard fell out of my wallett it was twenties and one hundreds. It was my kids back to school money and have been loosing my mind. Not sure if you found all of it or part. but please email me back either way. Thank you, Catherine (Fri. 4:36pm)

Jack: My wife and I where shopping at Mervyns and lost 260.00 it was one fifty one ten five twenties and one one hundred dollar bill. We where at the Mervyns on Plano Rd. In Dallas please let me know if you found any part of this money we would greatly appreciate it. (Fri. 4:40pm)

Rob: Hi Catherine, I’m sorry, I found more money than that, so I think it must be someone else’s. I am very sorry. Good luck. (Mon 10:30am)

Rob: Hi Jack, I’m sorry, I found the money in the shoe department at the Camp Wisdom Mervyn’s store. Good luck. (Mon 10:31am)

Bella: Hello I was shopping at the mervyns on camp wisdom with my family I was in the shoe department and jewlrey department. somewhere in either department I lost three hundred dollars. and I am going out of my mind ! please email me back and let me know if you found it. I have been worried sick. thank you (10:35 am!!)

Rob: Hi Bella, That is the same store where I found the money, but I found almost $800 wrapped in paper. I’m sorry. It might even be from the store itself, so I’ve been planning to go and ask the manager if their deposit was missing or something. Good luck. (Mon 12:50 pm)

Eric: I saw your post on cl just as I was going to put one up. my boss told me about cl. I lost some money at mervyns on camp wisdom I had just come from the bank and stopped in to get some sneakers. the money I lost is my rent money. it was wrapped in paper and was 780.00 . my wife is needless to say unhappy with me for loosing it. I called the store and no one has turnend it in. if you can email me back. thank you. (Mon 12:54 pm)

Bella: thank you for emailing me back. someone just called me who found my money! so thankfully I got it back.

Rob: Hi Eric, Ok, thanks for writing. I called the store and tried to talk to the manager to see if it might be misplaced or stolen from the register, but she was not available. I hung up after 7 minutes on hold. Anyway, I’m waiting for them to call me back too. I want to be sure I have the right person because it was a lot of money. Can you tell me anything about the paper? -Rob

Eric: It was wrapped in white paper, I am loosing my mind paniking because that was almost my whole pay how could I possibly recoop that you know?

(via BoingBoing, via Cockeyed.com

2 Antworten

  1. Und woher will man wissen, dass alle gelogen haben? Ist doch klar, dass, wenn ich Geld verliere, ich mich bei solchen Sachen melde – auch wenns letzlcih nciht mein Geld war, dass als „gefunden“ vorgestellt wurde.

    Da steckt zu viel Soziologenhochnäsigkeit in dem Experiment.

  2. Also erstens behauptet niemand, dass ALLE gelogen haben.
    Aber sehen wir uns das mal näher an:
    1.Bsp.: BELLA antwortet 4min(!) nachdem Rob geschrieben, er habe das Geld im „Shoe Dep.“ gefunden, dass sie das Geld eben dort verloren hätte…

    2.Bsp.: ERIC antwortet (ebenfalls) 4min nach der Erklärung es handle sich um FAST 800$, dass er 780 Dollari verloren hätte und erklärt später noch, dass es in weißes Papier eingewickelt war (wie hoch ist da die Chance für einen Zufall?).

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