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Considering both productivity and employee satisfaction, what is the best schedule for full-time tech industry employment?

Posted November 4, 2019 through November 11, 2019 (185 Votes)
Typical 40-hour, Mon-Fri work week
8.65%
8-hour workday with an hour for lunch, 5 days a week (35 hours/week)
12.97%
9-hour workday with an hour lunch, four days a week (32 hours/week)
21.62%
Employees set their own schedules to meet expected outcomes
37.84%
40-hour work week with paid overtime, if necessary to meet expected outcomes
18.92%


How do you feel about Facebook allowing political ads free rein to say anything they want to?

Posted October 28, 2019 through November 4, 2019 (233 Votes)
I agree. Free speech should be the highest priority.
17.60%
I disagree. Facebook should not permit politicians to spread blatant lies.
10.73%
I don't like it, but it would be too problematic to decide where to draw the line.
3.86%
Facebook should at least employ fact-checkers to point out obvious mistruths.
9.44%
Politicians should call out their lying opponents -- it's not Facebook's job.
6.44%
Facebook should decline to run any political ads -- problem solved.
51.93%


How much are you influenced by Internet celebrities?

Posted October 21, 2019 through October 28, 2019 (191 Votes)
I follow several celebrities and I buy products they recommend.
1.57%
I follow some celebrities but I don't buy what they promote.
5.24%
I'm considering making purchases based on celebrity recommendations.
1.57%
I might have been influenced to buy celebrity-sponsored products without realizing it.
5.76%
I pay no attention celebrity recommendations.
65.97%
Celebrity recommendations have a negative influence on my purchase decisions.
19.90%


When will virtual and augmented reality go mainstream?

Posted October 14, 2019 through October 21, 2019 (115 Votes)
When there's more compelling content.
11.30%
When cost of equipment is drastically reduced.
22.61%
When headset design is drastically improved.
11.30%
Soon -- they're well on their way.
14.78%
Never -- like 3D their appeal will always be limited.
40.00%


Should children use electronic devices for reading books?

Posted October 7, 2019 through October 14, 2019 (184 Votes)
Yes -- e-books and e-reading are here to stay.
13.04%
No -- children should read physical books only.
16.30%
Maybe -- quality of content matters much more than the medium.
24.46%
No -- devices are OK for kids' games and videos -- not serious reading.
8.70%
Yes -- Kids should be encouraged to read with as few restrictions as possible.
37.50%


How do you feel about shopping online in light of its environmental impact?

Posted September 30, 2019 through October 7, 2019 (106 Votes)
I approve -- e-commerce is more energy efficient than driving to the store.
31.13%
I disapprove -- fast shipping results in too many trips.
3.77%
I approve -- e-commerce means less energy use by brick-and-mortar stores.
3.77%
I disapprove -- the amount of packaging used in shipping is ridiculous.
6.60%
I approve -- I can buy things online that help me reduce my carbon footprint.
12.26%
I don't think it makes any difference to the environment where I shop.
42.45%


Do voice-controlled devices cross the privacy line?

Posted September 23, 2019 through September 30, 2019 (167 Votes)
Yes. I won't have a voice-controlled device in my home.
49.70%
It's a problem but good consumer controls can solve it.
14.37%
I like voice-controlled assistants in phones but not in home speakers.
8.38%
It's not an issue -- major tech companies all know everything about me anyway.
7.78%
No -- Anyone who has concerns doesn't have to use them.
19.76%


What is the best approach to restoring trust in news?

Posted September 16, 2019 through September 23, 2019 (100 Votes)
Stronger government regulation of social media
5.00%
Better internal mechanisms to vet online posts
8.00%
Educating the public about trustworthy and non-trustworthy sources
47.00%
More financial support for newspapers
5.00%
Separation of TV news from ratings/revenue pressure
35.00%


What I dislike most about social media:

Posted September 9, 2019 through September 16, 2019 (216 Votes)
Ads that trigger impulse spending
5.09%
Arguments and insults
12.96%
Dangerous bullying of kids
6.02%
Fake news
22.22%
Friends' boastful posts
4.17%
Invasions of privacy
33.80%
Time wasted scrolling through feeds
15.74%


What I like best about social media:

Posted September 2, 2019 through September 9, 2019 (70 Votes)
Staying connected with people I care about.
47.14%
Getting information I might never come across otherwise.
30.00%
Engaging in discussions of issues of the day.
2.86%
Finding long lost friends and relatives.
10.00%
Making new friendships.
1.43%
Being alerted to dangers or emergencies.
5.71%
Easily giving support to good causes.
2.86%


Where are the best opportunities for women and girls in tech?

Posted August 26, 2019 through September 2, 2019 (144 Votes)
Cybersecurity
9.72%
Design
11.11%
Development
4.17%
Engineering
2.78%
Programming
6.94%
None of the above
8.33%
Opportunities are the same regardless of gender.
56.94%


What is your take on the need to address climate change?

Posted August 19, 2019 through August 26, 2019 (233 Votes)
It's too late to avoid catastrophic effects but we should do what we can.
32.19%
Thanks to great strides already made, there will be few major disruptions.
2.58%
It's not too late to implement remedies, but we need to act now.
24.89%
Climate change is an overblown political issue, but it deserves attention.
20.17%
Climate change is nothing but a hoax and no special measures are needed.
20.17%


Which type of wearable technology interests you the most?

Posted August 12, 2019 through August 19, 2019 (156 Votes)
Fitness Tracker
10.90%
Smart Clothing
3.21%
Smart Earwear
3.85%
Smart Eyewear
9.62%
Smart Jewelry
0.00%
Smartwatch
25.00%
None
47.44%


What should be done to curb hate speech online?

Posted August 5, 2019 through August 12, 2019 (151 Votes)
Social media should crack down -- "free speech" is not an issue for private companies.
11.26%
Laws should impose penalties on companies that allow incitements to violence.
11.26%
Schools should do a better job educating students about the dangers of hate speech.
2.65%
Public officials should exercise stronger leadership in rejecting all forms of hate speech.
11.26%
Parents should do a better job fostering tolerance and respect at home.
28.48%
Nothing -- any attempt to regulate hate speech could have unintended negative consequences.
35.10%


How have you responded to offers of compensation for victims of data breaches?

Posted July 29, 2019 through August 5, 2019 (66 Votes)
I've filed one or more claims and been financially reimbursed.
9.09%
I've only signed up for free credit monitoring.
22.73%
I've disregarded any offers of compensation.
12.12%
I've been affected by breaches but didn't know I could be compensated.
15.15%
I've never been affected by a data breach to my knowledge.
40.91%

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How do you feel about your use of the Internet?
I spend a lot of time online and it's mostly high value.
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