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Mar252010

What Does Your Email Provider Say About You? [infographic]

From CreditKarma.com, apparently, the email provider you use can imply certain things about your personal financial position to the world.

You may have kept your AOL account since receiving a free disc in the 90’s, signed up for Yahoo! in college, got a Gmail invite, or moved to Comcast when you finally installed broadband, but what does it say about you? When categorized by email provider, the credit score and debt averages of users begins to tell a story. Do Gmail users take on larger mortgages? Do Yahoo! users have lower credit card limits? Credit Karma takes a closer look at how users of the most popular email providers stack up.

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Reader Comments (10)

not very meaningful, in terms of statistics. Are those "averages" the median or mean? What's the standard deviation? Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference, especially on the Credit Scores and "percent of on time payments."

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLA

I hate all the predictions and stats about users- what's it really matter to most people anyway!?

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheffield

I think it's great how do we get our hands on statistics like this

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFinansit7

Since CreditKarma based this on their own user data, they have a unique set of data not available to everyone.

June 21, 2010 | Registered CommenterRandy
That is really weird
November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdyb
Looks like it is better to be a Yahoo user
January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLilac Nature
Not all of the bars in the bar charts are proportional--either in length or in area--to the numbers stated. Likewise for the wedges in the pie charts.

Why is this a problem? Because it skews the viewer's perception of magnitude.

The purpose of an infographic is to display data--often large and/or complex sets of data--so that one may grasp them as a whole, and detect patterns and/or meaning in them. For an infographic to be effective, first and foremost, the data need to be faithfully represented.

The graphic needs to be redesigned, before one can use it as a tool for interpreting the data.
January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdesigningmyday
I'm not sure if the statistics are aqquirate
April 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
How did you get all this data look so good?
May 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaromm
what a great idea for a website
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterloaner

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