BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR November 2013

Thanksgiving Shopping Survey: Few Will Start Black Friday Shopping Early

Thanksgiving Shopping Survey: Few Will Start Black Friday Shopping Early

Each year, it seems as though stores open earlier and earlier for Black Friday. It’s become so early, in fact, that many have simply started opening on Thanksgiving Day. But some people have complained about this practice as it forces employees to work on a day when they would normally be with family. What do most people think about Thanksgiving shopping? And how many plan to take part in it this year?

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Candy Crush Survey: Nearly Half Have Played Popular Game

Candy Crush Survey: Nearly Half Have Played Popular Game

Popular mobile and Facebook game Candy Crush Saga has made its way into many homes around the world. The game has been around for just over a year but has already been downloaded and played billions of times, and has become a sort of addiction for many players. So just how popular is the game, and how profitable might it be?

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Thanksgiving Travel Survey: No Big Change in Travel Numbers This Year

Thanksgiving Travel Survey: No Big Change in Travel Numbers This Year

This week, people around the country will hop into their cars and onto planes to see family and friends for Thanksgiving. Traditionally, this creates a lot of traffic and raises ticket costs. But will transportation fees impact anyone’s travel plans this year? And how many plan to travel compared with previous years?

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Small Business Saturday Survey: Local Businesses More Popular Than Online

Small Business Saturday Survey: Local Businesses More Popular Than Online

The holiday shopping season is just beginning. But while many shoppers will head to big name stores on Black Friday and throughout the coming months, there are also a number of local and online small businesses trying to serve shoppers as well. Small Business Saturday is an event that aims to highlight those businesses. But how many will take advantage of the event and of small businesses in general?

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Selfies Survey: Not Many Approve of Word of the Year Selection

Selfies Survey: Not Many Approve of Word of the Year Selection

“Selfie” was just named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The term describes photos that people take of themselves to post on social media sites or similar platforms. So how popular are selfies anyway? How many people know the term and how many have taken selfies or seen them posted by other people?

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Windows Phones Survey: Microsoft Still Working on Gaining Customers

Windows Phones Survey: Microsoft Still Working on Gaining Customers

Smartphones have become more and more prominent with everyday consumers over the past several years. But when it comes to different types of smartphones, most people think of iPhones or certain Android Phones, and not many of the other options available. Windows phones are becoming more available, but haven’t necessarily gained as much popularity as other options. What do current owners think of their devices?

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Snapchat Survey: Sharing App Gaining on Competition

Snapchat Survey: Sharing App Gaining on Competition

Facebook reportedly bid on photo sharing app Snapchat recently. The social media giant already had its own version similar to the app, Facebook Poke, but it hasn’t gained much of the recent attention that Snapchat has. How many users have tried each of the photo sharing apps? And how many might be interested in doing so in the future?

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PlayStation 4 Survey: Consumers Split Over New Gaming Consoles

PlayStation 4 Survey: Consumers Split Over New Gaming Consoles

The new PlayStation 4 gaming console has just been released. The release comes just before the busy holiday shopping season, and just before the release of the Xbox One console, one of its main competitors. How many people have ordered or plan to order the PlayStation 4 compared with other gaming systems?

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Netflix TV Survey: Navigation Already Considered Easy

Netflix TV Survey: Navigation Already Considered Easy

Netflix is in the process of completing its biggest ever redesign for streaming on TV devices. The goal is to make navigation and finding new shows and movies easier. How many people already use Netflix on their TVs and how easy do they find it to navigate the current system?

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Lower Gas Prices Survey: Majority Have Noticed Decreasing Prices

Lower Gas Prices Survey: Majority Have Noticed Decreasing Prices

Gas prices around the country have been decreasing in recent weeks, and are even down below three dollars in a handful of states. But how many drivers have noticed a significant change in their area? And how might it be impacting their driving or traveling habits?

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YouTube Comments Survey: Google+ System Not Well Received

YouTube Comments Survey: Google+ System Not Well Received

YouTube recently did away with its traditional commenting system, and many users are upset by the change. The Google owned video site now requires that commenters sign in under their Google+ profile, rather than their old YouTube account. How many users has this change affected? And how do they feel about the new system?

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Seasonal Employment Survey: Slightly Fewer Might Seek Seasonal Jobs This Year

Seasonal Employment Survey: Slightly Fewer Might Seek Seasonal Jobs This Year

Just before the holiday season each year, many Americans visit their favorite stores and other businesses seeking seasonal employment opportunities. This helps businesses get through their busy periods while also helping individuals make a little bit of extra cash for gifts and similar items. So how many people will seek seasonal employment this year compared with previous years?

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Facebook Likes Survey: Thumbs Up Symbol Very Well Known

Facebook Likes Survey: Thumbs Up Symbol Very Well Known

Facebook is currently undergoing a minor redesign. And one of the pieces that is slated to change is the “like” logo with a depiction of a thumbs-up. Many users are very familiar with the symbol and likely click the button often, so how many will notice the difference in the new redesign?

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Blockbuster Survey: Very Few Rented Movies from Stores This Year

Blockbuster Survey: Very Few Rented Movies from Stores This Year

The once popular video rental chain Blockbuster has finally decided to shut all of its doors. Digital streaming and on-demand services certainly played a part in the company’s struggles, but there were other factors as well. How many people once patronized Blockbuster stores? And how did business decline over the years?

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Early Holiday Shopping Survey: Most Have Seen Holiday Advertising

Early Holiday Shopping Survey: Most Have Seen Holiday Advertising

It’s the time of year when some Americans begin to get ready for the holiday shopping season. But it seems that stores and companies have begun advertising for sales and gift products earlier and earlier each year. How effective are these early ads, and how many have already begun their holiday shopping?

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Instagram Ads Survey: Not Many Impacted by Advertising Yet

Instagram Ads Survey: Not Many Impacted by Advertising Yet

Instagram just launched its highly anticipated advertising program. People have expected ads to begin popping up on the Facebook-owned photo sharing app for some time. But now that they can actually see the ads and how they fit in with the rest of the app’s content, how do they think it will impact the user experience?

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Kindle First Survey: E-Reader Owners More Likely to Buy Books Early

Kindle First Survey: E-Reader Owners More Likely to Buy Books Early

Amazon is in the process of launching a new program called Kindle first, which will essentially give Kindle users access to select new books about a month before their release date. Would a program like this entice any consumers to purchase e-readers? How many are interested in early access to new book titles?

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Social Media Commerce Survey: Few Have Already Made Purchases

Social Media Commerce Survey: Few Have Already Made Purchases

Twitter recently formed a partnership with Starbucks to allow users to send coffee to friends with a single tweet. To use the feature, people would need to sync their credit card or bank information with their Twitter account. How many people would consider using such a feature? And how many have already taken advantage of social media commerce programs?

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