Poll results on impact of Social Media and Social Media Networks

As we wonder around socializing on these numerous social media sites such as FatalCut Entertainment (FCE), Facebook, LinkedIn, it’s always interesting to see what other people think and feel about SM and SMM. That is why we created this polling page.

This poll is open to all age groups that interact with social media and have accounts on social media networks. The poll, which is still open, is made up of seven questions related to the impact of social media and social media networks on users.

The first question asked is how much time people spend online using Social Media each day. Out of 13 responses, 7 people voted that they spent 1 to 3 hours every day on social networks which was 53% of the total response pool.This response was closely followed by “other” which accounts for 15% of the total response pool.

When asked which site users visited the most, 7 people out of 13 voted Google which was 53% of the total response pool. The next most visited site was “other”.

When asked what things our users liked best about social networking sites, 9 people out of 18 that voted said research, thus accounting for 50% of the total response pool. The next popular reason was because all their friends were on these social networks and 3 people out of 18 voted as such accounting for 16% of the total response pool.

When asked what was the biggest advantage of social media, 7 people out of 10 voted information sharing, accounting for 70% of the total response pool. This response was closely followed by reach with 3 votes, accounting for 30% of the total response pool.

When asked what was the biggest disadvantage of social media, 8 people out of the 11 that voted on this question said there was no privacy, thus accounting for 72% of the total response pool. The next highest response, 2 votes, said they still question the value of social media. This response accounted for 18% of the total response pool.

When asked how Social Media had changed their personal or business relationships, out of 11 votes, the highest number of participants, 5, voted they had no idea, accounting for 45% of the total response pool. The second highest response with 2 votes was that social media made them not to trust, making up 18% of the response pool for this question.

The final question in the polls sought to understand where people draw the line when it came to their own privacy in Social Media. There were 11 responses to this question. Most of the participants, 7, said they will draw the line when they are asked too many questions during sign up or account registration on these social networking sites. This accounted for 63% of the total response pool. Following this response were 2 votes indicating that they would stop using social media if they saw pictures or false statements of themselves on these sites. This response accounted for 18% of the total response pool. Apparently, asking too many questions is more of a deal breaker than defamation of character.

I would have thought the opposite!

We hope to gather a much bigger pool of participants next time. Thanks.

Gerard

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