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[ale] Fwd: Survey help needed from Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

For anyone inclined to give your opinion (as if this bunch isn't

For those that aren't, please delete and ignore the forward.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Toni Ferro <tdferro at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 4:34 PM
Subject: Survey help needed from Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
To: jim.kinney at gmail.com


My name is Toni Ferro, and I'm  a grad student in the Department of Human
Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. We're
gathering information on how advanced high tech users (like the members of
ALE) use publicly available online services (like Basecamp, Google docs,
etc.).  We ran the survey in 2008 and 2009 with other online groups and got
great feedback. I've been really impressed with the ALE group activity and
would love see more about how they're using technology in their work life.

In the academic world we are somewhat out of the loop with what happens in
the real world and feedback from ALE would really help. (Also, we tend to
get a lot of responses from people in SF, New York, and LA and it would be
great to get some info from people in Atlanta.)  Would you be willing to
post a brief message and the survey URL to the group? I've included the text
below. Either way, let me know if you think this would be suitable to put to
the ALE group members. I'm also happy to answer any additional questions
about our research group or our research in general.

Thanks for your time!


Survey Invitation Text:

Hey everyone,

I am a graduate student at University of Washington working toward my degree
in Human Centered Design and Engineering. I'm currently involved in a
research group that is interested in the use of Internet-based applications
to support work (not socializing). I would really appreciate it if you would
participate in my online survey. It's completely anonymous and should take
less than 10 minutes to complete. Your quick contribution would be very
valuable to my research group.

Survey URL: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/commprac/105691<https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/commprac/104730>

Our lit review showed that there isn't a lot of data on how people are using
Internet-based applications in the work world, even with all the buzz
about Google
Docs, Basecamp, etc. We're focusing on tech-savvy populations to see if we
can provide baseline information about how applications like these are being
used in the professional world. If you can spare a few minutes to fill this
out, it would really be beneficial to us.

Feel free to send me any questions about the group or the survey.

Thank you in advance!

Sincerely, Toni Ferro UW grad student

James P. Kinney III
Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
Doing pretty well on all 3 pursuits

 Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by
faith, then you are conceding that it can?t be taken on its own merits.
   Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
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