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Hello everybody,

My name is John Cassidy and since approx. 2 years I have been doing research on Social Media and narrowed it down to Online Communities last year.

At the moment I can benefit from this by writing my master thesis on the topic. For this reason I have just created an online survey on the "Attractiveness of online communities - a user’s perspective"
http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/online-communities

If you are interested in the topic and would like to learn more about it please fill out the survey which takes about 10 minutes - your time investment is appreciated.

However, I will also post the findings on my blog: http://socialmediaaddiction.wordpress.com/ so you can check the results or join a broader discussion on the topic here as well.

Thank you for your interest,
John

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Hi John

I like the survey but I felt that the education question did not reflect me. I have a Master's degree and I had to put it as other since university degree usually implies a BA/BS and then the next option was a PhD. The issue with the Other option is that someone who has a certificate in marketing could also put it as other. Just my two cents.

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Hi John

I like the survey but I felt that the education question did not reflect me. I have a Master's degree and I had to put it as other since university degree usually implies a BA/BS and then the next option was a PhD. The issue with the Other option is that someone who has a certificate in marketing could also put it as other. Just my two cents.

I am with InsightDigital on both points. Nice survey but you need to expand the education level options for more accurate results.

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Thank you InsightDigital and MktgRob for the message,

I will take this into consideration when analyzing the data. I myself have a double-degree Masters and MBA but being Swiss to me a master counts as a university degree. I should have posted this more clearly as an MBA would be more typical as further education after a Bachelor's degree in the U.S. and U.K. I imagine.

Thanks again,
John Cassidy

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Thank you InsightDigital and MktgRob for the message,

I will take this into consideration when analyzing the data. I myself have a double-degree Masters and MBA but being Swiss to me a master counts as a university degree. I should have posted this more clearly as an MBA would be more typical as further education after a Bachelor's degree in the U.S. and U.K. I imagine.

Thanks again,
John Cassidy

I am still working on my BS. I currently have a two year degree. Your credentials are absolutely valid in terms of education. You also have to consider that there are people working out there who have no formal seconday education.

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Hello,

Here's an article on a possible new model for social networks I would like to share
http://bit.ly/4yJh6

Greetings,
John

Interesting article. The model the author proposes reminds me a little of the channel marketing model that is prevalent in business. For those not familiar with channel marketing, a manufacturer sells products to a distributor and the distributor is awarded cooperative marketing funds based on a percentage of product bought. These funds can be used to fund marketing programs geared at increasing sales of the product and also to promote the relationship between the manufacturer and the distributor. They can also be used to by promotional products that can be given to the sales staff to use at events (branded shirts, hats, mugs, mousepads, etc). If the distributor wants to keep earning the coop funds they keep buying the product and then using the coop funds to increase sales. The cycle continues on and on.

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Thanks to google finally realising that short links are more practical they came up with something completely new - smart links, basically translating the URL into English.

http://bit.ly/AJRba

I hope this feature will spread the Internet soon. I guess everyone could benefit a lot from smart links.

Greetings,

John

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Thanks John for sharing this article about Google's new mobile capabilities. Google is always looking to enhance user's experience which sets them apart from other search engines.

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Dear fellow online community enthusiasts,

First of all, thank you all for your participation in this project so far! I am hoping to convince you to add feedback on the survey in this forum or take part in it if you haven’t yet.
As promised I have combined all the results of the online survey “Attractiveness of online communities - a user’s perspective” into a word file making it easier for you to filter through the data. The file can be opened in a new window without saving it, so you don't have to take any risks downloading a file from the Internet. Please download the file from my social network http://socialmediaaddiction.ning.com/forum/topics/online-communities-results
I hope you appreciate this effort and recommend the survey to your friends, as I do rely on word-of-mouth advertising.

The link to take the survey is http://ww3.unipark.de/uc/online-communities

For feedback and suggestions for improvement on the survey please contact me at ...

E-Mail: johnkerrycassidy@gmail.com
Twitter: @Egwenealvere
Blog: http://socialmediaaddiction.wordpress.com/
Ning: http://socialmediaaddiction.ning.com/

... or leave a comment here

Many thanks,
John  

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I am really looking forward to submitting my thesis on the 17th of August and finally start enjoying the summer ^.-

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