November 13, 2007
You Tube Impact Survey
For the Impact Survey I made a survey about You Tube the survey was such: (I credit Evan Plisner for the printing out a survey idea by copyright laws)
1. How long do you watch You Tube in a day?
2. On a 1-10 scale how much do you enjoy You Tube
3. On a 1-10 scale how important do you think You Tube is to our society today
Feel free to explain any of your answers.
Now I have yet to look at any of the answers I received because I feel that just giving the survey was interesting in itself. The total of 7 people that I have so far collected gave me interesting reactions to both the fact of being asked to be in a survey and also the answers and questions they said aloud either to me or to the people around them. They were aloud in their answers and I can kind of get an idea of how seriously people answered them and it was funny. I originally meant for the survey to be an instantaneous idea like looking at an ink blot and trying to determine what it was, and some people treated it as such. But then others treated it like a wrestle with life or death not knowing what to truly put down because they have not even thought about this simple questions even for the great deal of time they seemed to have involved or heard about You Tube. I guess in my inadequacy at survey making an interesting thing came about of more wanting to read peoples reactions when they are taking the survey seems more appropriate than the information they write down on the survey itself. This seems to me to make me think more about what data comes about on surveys and how much I should really believe them with just statistics and data.
Now on to the collected data:
Did not explain further
Analysis: This person clearly had no interest in You Tube and it seems their answers to 2. and 3. are more just general statements than true answers. They should maybe be taken out of a more serious survey but I shall keep them.
1. 5.37629 min
Analysis: This person probably was less interested because of the fact of more numbers but still showed a great deal of interest in the survey from the unreal number in 10.1. They did not themselves enjoy You Tube very much but believed it affected us overall.
Analysis: the .5 is confusing with the 10 given in enjoyment because it could either mean .5 minutes, .5 hours, or even .5 of a day so I really dont know what to make of this.
1. 20 min
Analyis: Some actually real answers.
Note: all 0 has slash through them
Analysis: Person has no interest in You Tube
1. 1 hr
Explination: Im not really into it but its fun to see what people thing about differnt aspects of life.
1. 5 min
Analysis: An enjoyment but no real idea on how You Tube Changes society
My own impact on you tube is that it is entertainment. I believe it is just as important as things as the television in our lives as it can give us news and can be utilized as a mass communicator, but for the most part is entertainment. You tube is a sort of bridge of the computer into the television industry allowing us to create our own channels and even feeds off the television as everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame and you tube is a way of getting it easy. But you tube does still have a great deal of potential and in this ever changing world we will see how it develops in the future, if it even survives that long.
Posted by melnick at November 13, 2007 06:41 PM
Perhaps some aspects of responding to a survey are like taking a test, interest in the "right answer."
There's also a disclosure issue; especially is the responder has opinions difficult to share for fear of action that might be directed toward the responder. So the more anonymous the better in some circumstances.
There can also be concerns about how the information will be used.
These issues can lead to falsified responses.
And some may just enjoy trying to impact the survey results by responding creatively instead of honestly.
And survey questions sometimes don't provide a mean to give the better answer. The "feel free to explain any of your answers" is helpful, but probably not much utilized. In some cases, it might be more effective to interview, to ask the questions in person so that useful context-derived sub-questions can also be asked. Such approaches can also make it seem that the opinion being solicited matters more.
What's your own take on You Tube's impact?
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