» Your dumb survey of the week

And it’s only Monday! But no less an outfit than the Los Angeles Times reports that teens are clamoring for iPhones! Well, according to:

…a survey conducted by Ebates.com, an online cash-back shopping and coupons website.

In Ebates defense, all of the good web site names were taken years ago.

There’s not a lot about the methodology of the survey other than this:

The survey was conducted during October and polled 500 teens ages 12 to 17.

Yes, I’m sure teens want iPhones. But a survey that’s probably just of 500 visitors to an “online cash-back shopping and coupons website” is not designed for scientific accuracy. It’s designed to get the “online cash-back shopping and coupons website” in the news.

(Via TUAW.)