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[ale] Fwd: Survey help needed from Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Were you able to get to the survey? I tried and got a very polite
"page not found" error message.
On Monday 07 June 2010 17:02:22 Jim Kinney wrote:
> 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:
> 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