Facebook Timeline poll

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PCMag published an article regarding the new Facebook Timeline feature and users' opinions of it.
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The above two images seem contradictory. Either that, or the questions were too vague and user opinions were categorized differently for both the article then pie chart. The informal poll was conducted by Sophos' technology consultants and is admitted to be unscientific due to the likelihood of respondents' "security-mindedness". In Sophos' blog, the consultants wrote in an assuming tone, drawing conclusions about what users were worried about such as "frictionless" apps, personal details, thievery, and more, though respondents were not necessarily asked about these issues. Facebook chose not to respond to the Sophos poll that was made possible by Twtpoll, an online polling platform on Twitter, a rivalry social network of Facebook. PCMag nor Sophos mention the timeline of the so-called survey nor do they have any demographic information, except that they are supposedly Facebook and Twitter users. People more active on Twitter may be less active and/or not in favor of Facebook. Using an app other than Facebook induces bias and inaccuracy due to the inability to verify users. And open-ended responses leave it to the researchers to categorize free responses into like or dislike categories.

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