BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR September 2013

Twitter Ads Survey: Twitter Ads Less Noticeable Than Other Social Ads

Twitter Ads Survey: Twitter Ads Less Noticeable Than Other Social Ads

With Twitter’s upcoming IPO, many believe the site and its apps will begin to offer more advertising options to increase profitability. Twitter isn’t known for having many disruptive ads on the site, so would an increase impact the user experience? What do people think about Twitter ads versus ads on other social media sites?

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Blackberry Survey: Few Would Consider Buying New Blackberry Phones

Blackberry Survey: Few Would Consider Buying New Blackberry Phones

The once-popular smartphone brand Blackberry recently announced massive losses, cut jobs, and a pending sale of the company. This all is happening just months after the company went through a rebranding and released a line of new products, hoping to make a comeback in the smartphone market. How has ownership of Blackberry devices changed through the years? And how many think they may buy Blackberries in the future?

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Visual News Survey: Visuals Most Helpful in Gaining Attention

Visual News Survey: Visuals Most Helpful in Gaining Attention

Online news has opened the door for many different ways of conveying news stories. News outlets have made use of visuals such as infographics, photos, charts, graphs and videos to both draw in new readers and to help them better understand certain stories. How many feel that visual news makes a difference in their reading experience?

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iTunes Radio Survey: Most Have Already Used Other Streaming Services

iTunes Radio Survey: Most Have Already Used Other Streaming Services

Apple recently unveiled its long awaited online music streaming service, iTunes Radio. iTunes has long been one of the most popular sources for music, so the brand name could possibly draw in a number of users even though there is already a seemingly oversaturated music streaming market. How many already use other streaming services? And how many can see themselves using iTunes Radio regularly?

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Health Apps Survey: Applications Having Some Impact on Health

Health Apps Survey: Applications Having Some Impact on Health

Technology has had a large impact on many things, including the way people deal with health issues. There are so many applications, both on desktops and mobile devices, that cover a variety of different health topics. How many Americans use health apps? And how many feel that such apps have had an impact on their overall health?

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Siri Survey: Multiple Voice Features Have Gained Users

Siri Survey: Multiple Voice Features Have Gained Users

Siri, the voice recognition assistant for certain iPhone models, is finally done with its beta period. In the years since its introduction, many more consumers have gained access to the feature. How many are satisfied with Siri’s abilities? And how many have used similar features on other smartphones?

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Retirement Survey: Less Than Half Have Started Planning for Retirement

Retirement Survey: Less Than Half Have Started Planning for Retirement

The economy has had a large impact on the way Americans work. But it also may be having a large impact on the way they retire, or don’t retire, from work. Studies have shown that fewer current workers feel they will be able to retire someday. How many Americans have started planning for retirement? And how many hope to retire someday?

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Social Snapshots Survey: Vast Majority Don’t Want Personal Photos Used in Ads

Social Snapshots Survey: Vast Majority Don’t Want Personal Photos Used in Ads

With the rising popularity of social photo sharing on sites like Facebook and apps like Instagram, some businesses have begun using social snapshots in their online advertising campaigns. Some worry about the privacy issues surrounding this practice. But others claim that it inserts more “real people” into advertisements, which could be effective. How do consumers feel about social snapshots being used in advertisements?

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iPhone Fingerprint Survey: Over Half Interested in New Feature

iPhone Fingerprint Survey: Over Half Interested in New Feature

Consumers are currently anticipating the release of the newest iPhone. The iPhone 5S includes a number of new features, including a fingerprint sensor for privacy purposes. But some people are worried that the fingerprint sensor may not be as effective as it seems. How many are interested in using such a feature?

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Twitter IPO Survey: Facebook IPO May Impact Opinions

Twitter IPO Survey: Facebook IPO May Impact Opinions

Twitter has begun the early stages of filing for its IPO. It isn’t the first social media platform to do so. Facebook made its IPO in 2012 and many experts considered it to be a disappointment. So Twitter will likely try to learn from the experiences of Facebook and price its stock more modestly. What are the initial thoughts about the Twitter IPO among consumers? And how do they compare to what people thought of Facebook?

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National Debt Survey: Debt Issue Becoming More Important for Americans

National Debt Survey: Debt Issue Becoming More Important for Americans

The national debt has long been an important issue for Americans, but it could become much more urgent as Congress may have to raise the debt ceiling yet again in October. How big of an issue do Americans consider the national debt to be? And how many think it has been handled well thus far?

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Smartphone Trade-Ins Survey: Most Own Older Models of Smartphones

Smartphone Trade-Ins Survey: Most Own Older Models of Smartphones

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 5s, many Americans are preparing to trade in their current smartphones. Walmart is even launching a new trade-in program in its stores so that consumers can get credit from their current phones when they decide to upgrade to newer ones. How many Americans are looking to take advantage of these types of programs? And how many might be interested in the latest iPhone model?

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Instagram Ads Survey: One Third Could Stop Using Instagram Due to Ads

Instagram Ads Survey: One Third Could Stop Using Instagram Due to Ads

Reports are indicating that the popular mobile photo and video app Instagram is preparing to offer advertising options to businesses sometime this year. Many mobile apps, especially those that are free for users, include advertisements, so this news shouldn’t be a huge surprise. But will it impact the user experience at all? How many Instagram users might be impacted by this change?

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Galaxy Gear Survey: Interest in Smart Watches Increasing

Galaxy Gear Survey: Interest in Smart Watches Increasing

Samsung is preparing to launch its first “smart watch” product, the Galaxy Gear. Rumors have already been circulating about smart watches, which are watches that would be able to perform many of the same functions as smart phones, from high profile companies such as Apple and Google. But now that there is an official player in the smart watch market, are more consumers interested in purchasing?

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Apple Innovation Survey: Opinions Improving in Recent Years

Apple Innovation Survey: Opinions Improving in Recent Years

Apple has long been known as one of the most innovative tech companies in the world. But some are beginning to argue that other companies are beginning to catch up in terms of new product types and innovations. Do consumers still view Apple as an innovative company? And have opinions changed at all over the past few years?

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Facebook Privacy Survey: New Policy Could Upset Most Users

Facebook Privacy Survey: New Policy Could Upset Most Users

Facebook recently proposed a new policy that would allow the site to use people’s Facebook photos in advertisements. A number of privacy groups have already begun protesting the proposal, even though it hasn’t been put to use yet. What do individual users think about the possibility and about Facebook’s privacy policies in general?

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Online Classes Survey: More Open to Taking Classes in the Future

Online Classes Survey: More Open to Taking Classes in the Future

Many Americans went back to school this week, from preschoolers to college students. For those in college or trade schools, online classes are becoming more and more popular thanks to new technology and schedule flexibility. How many people have already taken online classes and how many might be interested in doing so in the future?

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Flexible Hours Survey: Half Would Consider Taking Pay Cut for Flexibility

Flexible Hours Survey: Half Would Consider Taking Pay Cut for Flexibility

As more Americans are looking for jobs, some workers have had to reconsider the types of things that are important to them in a potential workplace. Flexible hours have traditionally been a concern for many workers, but that could be changing. How important are flexible hours to US workers? And what are the other aspects that employees find important when considering a new job?

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Magazine Subscriptions Survey: Print Magazines Still Most Popular

Magazine Subscriptions Survey: Print Magazines Still Most Popular

People Magazine, one of Time Inc.’s most popular publications, is in the midst of changing its subscription model. Because of digital magazines and mobile downloads, traditional magazine subscriptions have suffered. Could a new model that puts a bigger emphasis on digital extras like online communities kickstart struggling publishing companies?

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Minimum Wage Survey: Majority of Americans Have Worked Minimum Wage Jobs

Minimum Wage Survey: Majority of Americans Have Worked Minimum Wage Jobs

Fast food workers around the country are staging protests in an attempt to gain higher wages and the ability to unionize without retribution from their employers. The debate over minimum wage in America is not a new one. But how many Americans have worked minimum wage jobs at some point? And how many think the wages are fair?

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New: Facebook integration

New: Facebook integration

If you’d like to collect feedback from your clients, colleagues, fans, or friends, we’ve created an easy way to integrate your survey into Facebook — and it’s completely free. Your respondents won’t have to leave their Facebook page to complete your survey, and the responses will stream directly to your statistics page in your AYTM account.

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