goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what internet-based actions by other people might be considered bad behaviour.


The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,088 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. I have finally found where they hid the demographic information, so I can also inform you that 52.6% of the sample were female, 22.2% in their teens, 25.7% in their twenties, 26.5% in their thirties, and 25.6% in their forties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I suppose this blog would fall somewhere around the number 18 category, although I do add value by translating, honest!

Ranking result

Q: What internet-based actions by other people do you think might be considered bad behaviour? (Sample size=1,088)

Rank   Score
1 Posting someone else’s personal information without permission 100
2 Reposting someone else’s movie, photos to one’s own SNS, blog without permission 94.8
3 Pretending that someone else’s movie, photos is one’s own 91.2
4 Posting anonymous abuse on SNS, blog 88.9
5 Making a fake account and spying on a friend’s, partner’s SNS account 86.0
6 Posting while pretending to be another friend 84.6
7 Illegally posting information from work to an SNS, blog that one has a duty of confidentiality to protect 81.6
8 Posting a photo featuring someone else’s face to an SNS, blog without asking for permission 79.4
9 Posting a link to illegally uploaded video, music 76.3
10 Copying someone else’s words verbatim 74.5
11 Buying dirt-cheap software being sold by dodgy vendors 72.3
12 Calling an acquaintance blogging anonymously by their real name 71.6
13 Watching, listening to illegally-uploaded contents 60.1
14 Posting spoilers for a recently-released movie 57.5
15 Posting to one’s blog, SNS a tracing-based illustration of someone else’s art 51.8
16 Using someone else’s music without permission as a backing track to one’s own video 49.7
17 Transcribing a complete magazine column to one’s SNS, blog 31.9
18 Transcribing a complete interview video to one’s SNS, blog 29.1
19 Posting a still from TV, DVD to one’s SNS, blog 25.3
20 Posting the lyrics to a favourite song 19.4


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