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



Jim,
Were you able to get to the survey?  I tried and got a very polite
"page not found"  error message.

Sean

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On Monday 07 June 2010 17:02:22 Jim Kinney wrote:
> For anyone inclined to give your opinion (as if this bunch isn't
> opinionated...)
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> 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!
> 
> Toni
> 
> 
> 
> ______________
> 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
>