Stats on your survey, please!

Aug 29 2012 09:19
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Fin24 user Ike Jakson sent this by email:

THIS is such a coincidence!

When I turned my computer on at about 14:30 today I had half of the framework of an article that I have been planning and I wanted to check something on Fin24 for inclusion in the article.


When the Fin24 front page opened, a little red window jumped out in the bottom right hand corner of my screen and asked whether I could save a few short minutes to participate in a survey. 

I duly did that and pressed the button at the end to download and save the survey. It was duly done and I then chose the download name given to it for my headline of this article.

Let me confess to my readers that I take a glance at the headlines of most articles and when it appeals to me I read the short summary that comes with many [is it most by any chance?] before I open the article to read the entire contents. 

If the first glance sounds too political or if it indicates an argument on religion I don't bother; sometimes in other blogs if it offers a discussion about evolution I may read it for the laughs.

First next step for me is to study the number of readers recommending the article at the top; following that I quickly scroll down to comments at the bottom and I compare the numbers. 

It is an old habit from my days when marketing statistics was a substantial part of my daily job and I still love to do it; it's almost second nature and I place the results in the old head where what I have left for brains will automatically allocate a "picture frame" to it from where I can produce some very old pictures placed there way back in time.

Today, right after filing the survey I then went to the article that I wanted to check on and looked at the top and the bottom. 

I won't give you the link now; yes, will do so later but it was enough to make my mind up for me to do this article immediately and submit it.

I also decided to take this route because the survey in a way intervened; thus I am asking Fin24 to let us have some statistics on the survey. 

I love the patterns of figures; they are often like individual faces in a crowd. They tell stories, each one different from the other. The entire World population is just a huge crowd but there are the individual faces that often stand out almost as if he/she is actually talking to you.

If other readers and users agree with me, I would be delighted to hear from Fin24 about the results that their survey produced.

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