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            to find out       duckling            this friend's                                        person in         careers that I
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            changed.          because of          appealing                                            have              and are
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            connectednes      social media        relate to the    because I          available for    person, or        experiences
            s of events to    captures that       stories being    have not           free that I      another           with others
            my personal       and shares it       told. It also    decided to         don't feel the   medium),          who are
My mother   life that stirs   faster than         helps me to      dedicate time      need to pay      then it's still   willing to learn
told me.    emotion and       other media,        be a better      to that space.   1 for content.     not a 'friend.'   from them.
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               of mine.                           blog reader -                                        changed my
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               directly on                        google blogs                                         perceptions of
               Facebook                           on a weekly       I follow                           people,
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               was surprising   via social        So, one has       pearls of           paid music on I don't (not     professional
               to me that       media, which      to be careful     wisdom              itunes.        yet) judging    networking -
               what are the     made the          about             (occassionally)     I also _used_ people based jobs, business
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NPR            would want       interesting.      opinion.          guess.            2 edition.       networks        ideas, etc.
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                              thought it was know them       didn't seem         - TV/Media      them,            economics.
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            so lost. My   Tweets; grabs consulting           myself as an        Wall Street     activities such   Jobs, vacation
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CNN         experience    with a lot of                      at least once.       and research   on Facebook       climbing and
Newsbreak   curve again.  feedback.                                             2 content.       as what           golfing.
                                 I've been
                                 planning a
                                 long trip to
                                 Europe, so
                                 most of my
                                 activity has
                                 shopping for
                                 hotels and
                                 flights. The
                                 coolest site
                                 I've used is
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              when I first       me because it
              joined             has so many
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              was to find old    every city I'm                follow anyone             It has made it
              friends, even      planning to                   on Twitter,               easier to keep
              the women          visit I was                   although I                up with what
              who had since      able to find at               have added 2              my friends are
              been married       least a dozen                 clasmates to              up to, which
              and changed        hotels with at                the follow list.          keeps our
              their names. It    least a dozen                 I chose them              friendship
              was also           reviews each.                 because they              current. Prior
              surpricing         Plus it shows                 were found in             to Facebook, I
              how quickly        recommended                   my address                was very poor
              the network         nearby hotels                book and                  at keeping in     Jobs only. I
              multiplies (I've   so when I had                 suggested to              contact with      am married,
              noticed this       a                             me when I set             friends and       and I feel my
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                information         use it and         any printed                                            am surprised
                that is posted      what they use      material. So                                           to see my
                on the web          it for. This has   this is one                                            friends
                through social      brought me to      way for me to                                          sharing their
                networking          the realization    keep myself                                            emotion over
                sites is public,    that 'Virtual      updated with                                           Facebook &
                yet people do       World is Real'     information in                                         Twitter which
                not hesitate to     and this           the fields that                                        was not the
                post it. This       market can         I am              Approximately                        case with
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                power of            Avatars, Web       this also gives   reasons              Streaming       conversation.   Common
                social              pets, Games,       me an idea on     including            video online.   This kind of    interests -
                networks far        Competitions,      the new           common               eg. cricket     communicatio    sports/hiking,
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websites like   privacy of          etc are very       market and        hobbies, trust,      broadcasted     people to       Business
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                              this man,         do check out       people on             get the           each other's
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              at a time       has a             blogs when I       they are              motorcycle        spread            I want to find
              when people development           needed to do       related to my         before buying     through word      new people in
              were shying     disorder, but     some               area of               it, so that I     of mouth -        the areas that
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website        connections)   personal.        Commentary        . to my life, so   2 downloads.      friends.         for dating.
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             static html. I   on their          Google News       The idea of         buying a        friends. To        already a
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                           so popular on   friend's                                                    friendship. I
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                           tagging game.   what new is       The other one              only use my    Facebook /      People with
            Finding out an Now it is       happening.        is his                     credit card    Twitter. Just   the same
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online      already got    wonder what     is like reading   third one is               purchases      expression      example:
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                           to me                             only use             have an         who got an      Friendship
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                           have an        I actually don't   follow my            subscription    where           facebook.
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                                                                                                                    It made me
                                                                                                                    more critical
                                                                                                                    about the low
                                                                                                                    quality of
                                                                                                                    n between
                                                                                                                    people over
                                                                                                                    mediums. In
                                                                                                                    my opinion
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                                                 VentureBeat -                                                      direct result of
                                                 I get updates                                                      the brevity
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                               concept           work (I have a                                                     immediacy
                               behind            mobile apps                                                        which
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                               only e-           other blogs                                   for WSJ... but       FB. This type
                               commerce          regularly, but I                              almost not           of
                               site for          do read blogs                                 using it at all...   communicatio
                               discounted        almost every                                  missed the           n generates a
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                               brands; it        result of                                     which I could        friendship,        always
                               leverages         organic                                       still cancel my      which is           looking to hire
                               social            search.                                       subscription.        defined by         people for
                               networking        It might also                                                      superficial        different
                               very well, and worth                                            Also, I pay to       and loose          projects I am
                               comes in a        mentioning                                    buy music on         relationships,     working on
                               good timing       that I do not                                 iTunes and           by quantity        2. Intellectual
               how quick it is given the         subscribe to                   perhaps 3-5    iPhone apps          rather than        peers
               to reach mass current             any feed         I don't use   can't recall   on the Apple         quality.           3. Dating
can't recall   distribution    economy.          reader.          twitter       with precision App Store.
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             facebook                                          followed                                         related web
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             about a lot of    pet gaming                      followed the                                     I can
             things that       website. I                      other 3                                          somehow
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             including the     close friends                   that I just                      No my notion    same
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chat         surgery.          with them.      any blogs.      about.           3 content.      same.           skillsets.
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                                                              why anyone
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                                                              about what
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                                                              the minority,                                   substantive, in
                                               I follow       but then I saw                                  person
                                               PsyBlog, a     this                                            relationships.
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                                               psychology                                 easier to keep
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                                the visual     couple weeks 1175079/Web                       Don't pay for   i wouldn't        Ning useful to
                                display of     or so. But I   site-sensation-                 any - there's   otherwise be      discovering
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                 friend had     words used in people who      half-new-                       stuff on the    informationa      possibly work
                 gotten "un-    blogs.         check multiple users-                          internet!       about (except     with. And
                 engaged" via   http://www.wef blogs every    month.html                                      maybe the         sure, why not
I actually don't his   I day - this     and realized                                    occasional        dates too!
remember the "relationship      like the idea  seems more that I'm not          None that I                   update
source -         status"        of capturing   like what      the only one      can                           through a
newspaper                       the mood of    "following" a  that feels this   remember                      friend or a
maybe?                          the internet   blog means     way!              actually                      friend).
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                     search more perspective           only follow         would pay for   The only
                     than I use      Valleywag - I     folks to have       facebook        difference is
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                     search.         rumor mill        relevant to         everyone that   on the phone
                     understanding Mashable -          what I want to      they should     as much.           Interests
                     the real time   They offer the    see, hear and       consider this!  Especially         around
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      suprise to me conversations on my favorite       major tech          Oh, I actually so busy i           fellow people
      is how easily around           company,          bloggers,           do pay for the prefer this         who want to
      friends from   brands and      Twitter           friends with        mashable        method of          teach
      ten/twenty     topics, etc is                    interests in        blog to come communicatio          themselves to
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      me. It is      powerful.       blog means        at twitter to       Kindle....But i keep up with       love a support
      awesome that Can't wait to     "browsing         see what they       hate the fact   me without         network from
      this is        see what        quickly." I       have in the         that we have my having to          guys who
CNN   possible.      comes out of it never labor       pipeline, etc     5 to pay          call or email.     want to learn.
      I am a novice
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      course, now I       Definitely       employees. I                                          is a place for     would be, if I
      use                 Yahoo Pipes,     follow one                                            each.              want to know
      Facebook.           so thanks for    particular                                            However, I         how it is to
      My immediate        that! I am       employee,                                             feel that the      work for
      surprise was        impressed        who I have yet                                        value of these     company X or
      honestly            with how it is   to meet. His                                          social             live in city Y.
      *how* it            1) simple to     topics                                                networks is        Usually what
      became so           create and       transcend the                                         allowing           is readily on
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      impression          me with a        'speak' - he                                          in touch who,      either biased
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      cataloging of       providing        e/data related                         but through    channels,          biased by the
      high school         specialized      topics. I like     None. I             my job, I do   would have         company or
      friends,            information      his insight, his   haven't tried.      request to     fallen out of      service
      college             that was         site layout,       If I do, I will     subscribe to   touch. I am        provider to
      friends, and        valuable to      and the tone       probably get        scientific     guilty of this     overinflate
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               about the fact    Pre, although     by following a                        have TV at                         except dates
               that a girl who   I'm less          blog is being                         home and                           because I'm
               had gone to       enthused          subscribed to                         buy/rent all                       married ;)
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               me had just       days. Three       and checking                          sitcoms on         Yes but not     with insights
               got married to    months ago, it    out their new                         iTunes. I'd        really          to share with
               a 35 yr old       seemed like it    articles                              say that with      because I       are always
               guy and that      was really        everyday.       About 10-15.          my wife every      share more      interesting to
               she had had a     going to be a                     I'm less into         month, we          with the same me. Maybe
               baby with him.    challenger to     Well, I don't   twitter. I follow     buy about 60       people. It has particularly
               What struck       the 3rd           know if I       them because          sitcom             changed my      areas relating
               me most were      iPhone. The       follow blogs,   I like knowing        episodes           notion of       to things that
               the pictures of   journalists       in the sense    what they're          (~$2) and rent     friendship      interest me
               her wedding       were saying       that I don't    thinking              about 8            because it      like
               where she         that it had an    follow pages about. But it's          movies (~$4)       allows me to technology
               must have         incredibly        with articles   kind of hard          and we buy         share more      and the
               been 7-8          smooth user       written by      for me to get         about 2-3          with people I future. But
               months            interface,        people who      interested            songs (~$2). I     would have      other areas
               pregnant. At      smoother          are not         because most          also order         completely      are always
               the time, she     than the          necessarily     of them are           about 10-15        forgotten       cool to know
               was about 24-     current           professional    replying to           books per          about,          about, even
               25 yrs old. I     iPhones, it       journalists. I  other people          month on           stopped         things like
Through a      guess this        had a             do follow       and I have no         amazon,            seeing or       patchwork,
news article I happens in        calendar/conta    "blogs" written clew what             mostly             simply people which is
got because    movies and        cts/email         by full time    they are              technical. I       I would have probably quite
I'm            magazines all     system which      professional    replying to.          don't know if it   never met in    close to the
subscribed to the time but it    crawled all of    journalists but Maybe there           content but I      real life. They least
a              was the first     your emails       maybe those is a way to               also pay           have given      interesting
personalized time I actually     and calendars     are just e-     know but I            about $8 to be     me a way to     subject for
news updates saw it with         to give you all   newspapers      haven't spent         able to use        know/share      me. As long
from           someone I         the relevant      or something. enough time             the full           with people I as the people
socialmedian.c knew              information on                    on twitter to         version of         don't actually I get to meet
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              post content   inventor         strategy firm      twitter, the          dating sites
              relevant to my turned           that professed     comments              (although I
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              million studenttranslation, I   2.0 strategy. I    My friends (a         stopped all
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                             platform that    their blog        events, or I        to                what they are
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                             manipulating     the talks.        Another             movies (note:     are doing.          discovering
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Wall Street   joined the     every bit of     "giants" of the   different and       them from         substitutes         jobs,
Journal       social network information      web in a few      sometimes I         Amazon /          the "phone          traveling,
webpage       (Facebook).    that I receive   years. That is    get inspired      2 iTunes)           call".              dating.
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            disparity in       class! Google      not follow        any. Again,        should I when      suppose this
            user activity      Insights, what     blogs, unless     this is a          I can get it for   question
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            usually have a     etc. Not only      Blogs a blog.     in a society       driven             your friends
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            number of          the                consider          becoming           long as it         those people
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            involved in the    fingertips         als, however      Twitter for        wallet!            you. Your          new people
            network. This      today, it is       the line may      awhile, but it                        closer friends     who are
            spans              really             be blurred. I     just did not       I DO pay a         share more         professionally
            multiple           informative.       did use to        appeal to me.      paper              details about      in the same
            networks. For      In a matter of     read personal     Too often, a       newspaper          their lives with   arena as
            example, in        minutes, I         blogs - which     Twitter page       subscription.      you. I do not      myself
            Friendster, I      discovered         is what I         has no             I'd love to        view               (already done
            would see          some very          believe is the    cohesion of        know if            friendship in      via LinkedIn
            some friend's      interesting        spirit of the     thought. In        ANYONE in          this manner.       and the old-
            pages be           trends             question. I       my opinion,        class still        To me,             fashioned
            incredibly         specifically for   followed blogs    Twitter is         does this.         friendship still   telephone).
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            up-to-date. In     device my          interesting; I    society of 2-      this when I        physical           meet new
            Facebook, my       company            loved reading     second             can read the       interaction.       people who
            newsfeed and       makes.             about             attention          exact same         What               share my
            invitations        When I             people's          spans and          thing online       Facebook,          interests and
            usually come       shared my          thoughts and      multi-tasking      for free? I        Twitter, etc.      hobbies
            from a very        findings with      views on the      your mind.         find it            does is allow      (already done
            few number of      my colleagues      world.            The idea of        immensely          me to easily       via Facebook,
            friends. In        at my              Obviously I       focus and          enjoyable to       maintain a         online
            LinkedIn, my       company, the       only followed     dwelling on a      sit down           friendship         usergroups,
            updates of         response was       those where       topic is fast      somewhere          when               forums, and
            colleague          overwhelmingl      the bloggers      becoming           (say,              physically         old-fashioned   activity usually   y positive.        were active.      extinct.         2 Starbucks)         meeting is not     methods).
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            social network also able to     or once a      who are close                        order to
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status update information     agreed/disagre etc) and this                         most.....but I    experts who
(fellow       that they may ed that the      blog has such                         like it when      can help me
virology      be              post was       interesting,                          my friends        with whatever
classmate     knowledgable representative unique                                   interact w/ me    I need help
from a couple about. The      of a crappy    stories, that                         on these          with. eg.
yrs ago) on   amount of       situation for  are              I don't use          social            starting a new
Facebook      stuff I learn.  the author.    informative.     Twitter       3 No   networks.         business.
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                                                                                                     people share,
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                                                                                                     share minute
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          as friend".   get real-world   web-related    people who      some items     startups with you see it
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          relationships transactions                    social media.   taken a long   payment        you now have
          to another    for use in       Engadget - for People who      awareness-     systems.       option to
          level, where  online world.    it's gadgets,  provide a       building                      speak to
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through   share updates online           enough time    in general.     original       webhosting     doing
friends   via FaceBook. experience.      to read.                       "discovery")   fees.          something.
         Finding out
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         wholly             money, or           and                I follow about                     feel
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         photos             effort to           mostly. I try to   of which I                         people far
         depending on       create it, or       keep up with       know                               away from me
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         friends can        been shut           on in              and also one                       directly           with finding
         see them.          down, but this      technology         blog               I used to pay interact with        friends and
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         much of the        discovery site      know there         and a few          no longer. I    because a          something I
         information        that mixes          are better         "personas"         do pay to host good                look for
         being hidden       editorial           sources, but       like               online          friendship         online. I'm a
         would not          integrity with      these two are      @Stanford          content, in the would involve      member of
         normally be a      simple              entertaining       and                form of server real                LinkedIn, for
CNN TV   problem.           features.           reads.             @ECorner.        3 bills.          conversation.      instance.
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              social                          like I'm really    my extended                          network of       in the tech
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dating. What     examples of                                            you to listen    generally   consider fair
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    of online    would share    difference  use Twitter?                  message,          these     exchange?      20. If you
dating? What     more readily does it make     If so, is                 would you     messages?     Pick a couple had one wish
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   not work,     friends than sends you a        more      you expect    them? Can and fears for      much cash,       could
   why not?        with your   virtual rose important, or you will use   you give a      marketing   what kind of implement,
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suggestions?        friends?       rose?    others wrote? half a year?    example?        phones?     services, ...?     be?
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                                                                                              ever receive
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              more trivial    they get                                                        disruption and   its a computer
              stuff online,   access to all                                                   the airtime      automatically
I've never    eg: "The sun of your                                                            cost to me. I    generating
tried online  is shining      personal info,                                                  hate             this info.
dating, was   today!"...      and I don't                                                     telemarketers    When I think
married       whereas with find them                                           Quite          with a           of an actual
before it     real friends in useful or        No. I don't                     possibly.      passion. I       person
became a      person, I'd     interesting.     want to be                      Would          hope that        compiling         Hmmm...
phenomenon. probably talk I'd rather get       that public or                  depend on      marketing via    data on my        can't think of
Not sure what more about      a personal       accessible.                     how badly I    mobile           interests then    anything, I
works or      my career       email or note    Plus, I already                 wanted their   phones never     I begin to feel   really like it
doesn't work. worries.        from a friend.   use Facebook. I don't use it.   product.       takes off.       violated.         the way it is.
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date, who is                                                                                    respond if I   pop up in the
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and far                           The real rose                                                 spam and       click on those.
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anyway. Just                      effort to                                                     and would not was looking
like with blind                   attain: plan in                                               do anything    for anyway.
dates, the                        advance,                                                      with it. Right Most other
liklihood of      I probably      drive to                                                      now, mobile    ads online,
meeting           break the       location, pay                                                 phone          including
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really like is    would not       deliver to me,                                                does not       and on
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can meet lots     friends that I  done and sent                                 how annoying me. Maybe if unrelated to           Better defined
of interesting    would not       in 3 minutes.                                 the message formats were what I'm                groups. More
people and        share with my I would still                                   they give me to change in      doing at the      networking
it's certainly    closest offline appreciate the                  Following     is. If it takes the future,    time and what     with in a
better than       friends. Not    thought, but                    interesting   my valuable     and consumer I need. They        context -
sitting home      of that         it's not the                    people and    time away or protection        don't work.       school, work,
and sulking       generation, I same as a         Don't use it.   their         annoys me,      more           Even though       neighborhood,
on a Sat night.   guess.          real rose.      Sorry.          comments.     then yes.       regulated.     they pull from    etc.
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platform for       an extended                                                                  reporting        - cash: I sign
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type activities    friends on                                                                   find very        tracked and
e.g. Craigslist:   Facebook,                                                                    useful.          they pay me
see item,          and this is                                                                                   $200/month;
email seller,      probably why I                                                               I have           but I have the
come over          am not so                                                                    received a       ability to
pay and pick       ready to share                                           Not if they are     few spam         switch on/off
up item.           my status or                                             presenting          type             what they are
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auctioning         Facebook.                                                that's targeted     which are        they are
sites like eBay                                                             and relevant        quick to         tracking my
work well,         I would readily                                          to what I am        ignore and       shopping
particularly       share with  I have not                                   looking for. As     delete.          search, fine,
with the                       taken to the
                   online friends                                           long as I have      Again, if the    but if I am on
addition of        things such virtual world                                an 'opt-in' I       message is       Facebook
PayPal.            as:         the way                                      am ok with it.      not relevant to with friends,
                               others have,                                 But if by 'trick'   what I am        then I'll allow
I have never    - I am looking so the virtual                               you mean I          doing or         no access
used an         for a cabin in rose would                     To follow     end up              wanting i.e.     - personalized
online dating Tahoe, any       amuse me,                      someone that committing a         my 'situation' service: if they
site (my wife recommendati but not overly                     I think is    valuable            then I will just track e.g. that
would kill me ons?             impress me                     providing me resource (my         ignore the       i am               A very clear
:) ), but I had - I have       like a real                    with useful   time &              message.         searching for      list of who see
the             something to rose. But I'm                    insights into money)                               a trip to          any item that i
impression it sell e.g.        a guy, so i                    my interests  unknowingly,        My fear is       Hawaii, offer      post -it's still
was cool, and tickets for a    hope nobody                    e.g.          then I would        getting          me discount        not clear to
wished it was for which I      is going to                    entrepreneurs never buy           overwhelmed vouchers for            me who gets
available       can't get to   send me any No, I don't        hip and       from them           with a large     the trip, or       to see my
when I was      - offer advice kind of rose :) use Twitter.   technology    again.              number of        some kind of       stuff.
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                am more           understand                                                 in some
                inclined to be    the emotions                                               manner.
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                line than in      individual that                                             may be             The tagging
                real life. The    you are                                                    through cash        of pictures is
                on-line           gifting. Not                                               or product          problematic.
                medium has        everyone may                                               discounts. It       For tagging of
                broad             understand                                                 only seems          pictures there
                exposure and      that there may                                             fair that if I am   should be an
                one must          only be a                                                  offering            opt-in feature -
                exercise          marginal                                                   something of         not an opt-
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                their beahvior.   between the                                                marketer, that      is very
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                less reserved     virtual.                              If a company         compensated         me that
                when              Afterall, they                        is trying to         accordingly.        someone can
                interacting       are both gifts.                       "trick" me,          Determining         take an
I have not      with my real      (Of course the                        then I would         the amount of       uncompromisi
tried on-line   life friends.     gifts can be                          be turned off.       compensation        ng picture of
dating, but am For example,       viewed as                             However, if A        does pose           me, tag me in
oopen to it. It on-line I only    markedly                              company is           some                it, and then
seems like a share cursory        different.                            using data for       challenges.         make that
less time       details about     With a real                           a purpose that       Frankly, I am       picture
intensive (and myself. For        rose you get                          I would find         not sure how        available to a
more            my real life      to experience                         beneficial to        one would           vast number
selective)      friends, they     the sensory                           me, then I           determine           of individuals
approach to     get the whole     nature of the         I am not a      have no              this. Would it      without my
dating.         story.            gift.)          No.   current user.   problem.       No.   be something        consent.
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much to         dont mind          impact and is        like it. I feel it            will be used
comment on      putting up on      more                 doesnt fit my                 for a good
online dating   facebook.          memorable       no   age group          yes   no   purpose            none
Online dating
works only
when there is
It allows
people to see
others who
have similar
since much of                                                               I receive the
these                                                                       message that
interests are                                                               my car
self-reported,                                                              warranty has
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authentic.                         means that                               hang up on
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survey that                        to go                                    messages.
directly asks                      somewhere                                My hope is
about                              and get that                             that marketing
behavior,                          rose to send it                          via mobile
versus            Everyday         to me or that                            phone will
observing a       conundrums.      they had to do             If it was not subside
person's          I am ok          more than just             disclosed,    unless I opt
actual            saying online    a click to                 yes. If it is in. My fear is
behavior          that I am        provide it. It             upfront that  that my phone                       Easier
which is a        feeling sick,    has greater                my data can   will be used to   That they         customization
better            or I am          meaning                    be used in    track my          would guide       of level of
indicator of      shopping, but    because it                 any way, then exact location    my browse by      privacy per
future            I would never    takes more                 it is ok. I   and then that     offering better   'friend' rather
behavior, self-   call people to   work                       expect        data will be      websites to       than having to
reported data     tell them I am   (assuming it               honesty in my used for          get the           go to settings
is less           sick or going    was self-                  exchange of   marketing         information       to make these
reliable. I       shopping.        selected).      No   N/A   data.         purposes.         that I need.      changes.
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and allows                        be too much                                                    Cash - at
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project an         data,          and perhaps         Business                                   times the rate
illusion about     professional   in love with        connections,   I would                     of one mailing stop profiling
himself.           data.          himself.       No   if at all.     boycott them   No I don't   list entry.    me
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dating is          to what I'm                                      the drop off                       iPhone. The     mentioned,    haven't been
great. If I were   doing right at                                   rate is pretty     Yes. Unless I only              when I use    able to share
single, I would    that moment,                                     high for           intentionally   marketing       free          them with
surely give it a   I would share                                    Twitter. I         shared with     messages I      applications  facebook. I
try. I             it online, but  A virtual rose                   understand         them the        recall seeing on my iPhone once even
personally         not actually    requires little                  that since it is   information, I on my phone I think it is fair posted an
know some          call up my      thought. We                      not easy (in       would feel      (when I am      that they     update asking
friends who've     friends to tell discussed this                   my opinion) to     they violated not surfing the broadcast       if anyone
met their          them in "real" in class and I                    locate people      my privacy.     internet on it) messages to knew how to
spouses            life what I'm   believe for                      of interest to     When Social are on apps         me. Since     give them
online. I know     doing at that   example a                        follow. As I       Media           that I          facebook is   feedback and
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a nightmare        very private    birthday card                    before, I tried    class, I think  for free. I am it could make replied. I think
from my            person, so      has more                         to ask for         that the        ok with these the same        that Facebook
friend's           what I post on value than an                     recommendati       double          messages,       anology.      should make
stories, but I     facebook        e-birthday       I do use        ons saying my      confirmation    since I         However, I    the organzing
think that it is   tends to be     card. I think it Twitter. I read interests were     is necessary - understand       don't know if of your friends
a great            momentary       has more         more what       entrepreneurs      especially if   that I am       people would in lists easier.
alternative to     fluff not deep value             others tweet. I hip, politics,     you are going getting the       share as      It would be
bars and/or        personal        because it       have only       economics &        to be using     content/game/ readily if they great if you
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set up by          would share     advanced         tweets so far but still            to further your free and they marketers       a list and see
friends.           in-person with thought,          and I signed    haven't found      company's       need revenue would have       all those who
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find those     candid about                                          peoples raw                     charged for      and Coupons
reasons is     my political                                          opinion so                      SMS              that I can
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touch          comes to real                         others wrote    make up my                      I don't have     goods.
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n and being in online friends.       I prefer the    important in    find most                       plan.            Search
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               my political          Its low         Although you    sanitized                       phones are       relevant ads
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ideas about                                        tweeting                           message.        received a      I spent 20         broken or
online dating.                                     myself. I can't                    Plus, maybe I few, and I do minutes on a           don't work
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years and                                          to update on -                     message. If     10 cents for    around, I          reflects poorly
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good                                          someone                          I think            are pushed
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from people                                   a website                        have a difficult   customers vs      A couple of
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used this.                                    concerns                         maintaining a      general,          could share
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from a lot of                                 put out. I                       providing          from pushing      posts: A fair
people who                     I view this as thought that                     information vs     targeted ads      exchange
try hard to find               equivalent to was cool. But                     getting            and hence         would be free
a partner. So I am willing to getting real    the                              information.       most of these     applications
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well. But the    the data with greeting       twitter is                       my opinion         generic. My       Reading and
lack of          either        cards.         multifold          Company       definitely think   approach          Browsing:
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interaction      But family    person has     is interesting     Product       for a ride if      when the          books or
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misappropriati something       time thinking corporate           Follow people know about         more targeted     material on
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adoption of      life friends  needs to be    to personal        Build social  no incentive in    that I had        fair exchange mobile
this concept. only.            valued.        blogs.             network       the process.       signed up for.    here.          friendly.
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               friends are                      reading what        different types       should be out    access to any
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experience     would share                      would be            interact with         users are        I would rather
with online    the same data I would prefer     more                the audience          paying for the   pay for their
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great tool for    friends so be husband were        sharing          Breaking                       interrupted     product but      Facebook, not
at least          definition, I   to give me a      something        news on new                    advertisement   will really      really
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life so that      with them in    then that         some             product         any form is    exchange of     my click         it. LinkedIn is
people can        real life.      won't go too      thoughts to      reviews on      not            free mobile     history to for   my tool of
judge                             well at all.      my tweets too.   Twitter seach   appreciated    content         example Sony.    choice
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by saying that    friends are       a difference to                                   depends on       receive                              Allow users to
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personally        would share       flowers. But I                                    also depend      via my mobile                        want to check
have tried        more readily      do understand                                     on what kind     phone. My         I would give       out to make
online dating,    with my online    (maybe after       I use twitter                  of messages      hope is that      marketer           sure that it is
and it didn't     friends than      some               only for                       they are         some day, we      access to my       the right
work well for     with real         experiences)       reading what                   sending.         would build a     search             person. eg., If
me. Here are      friends.          that women         some people                    Other things     system where      history, if I am   I am looking
the things that   However           generally like     wrote. At this                 would be - are   in I can opt-in   able to get        for my friend
don't work        there are         flowers. And       stage of my                    they just        to receive        some good          Jack Taylor,
well:             distinctions.     when it            life, reading                  bombarding       some              deals for what     there might
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was that the      distinctions      flowers, its the   are saying is                  advertisement    useful            searching on.      500 Jack
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to women is       of the model      matters to a       important for                  or are they      messages.         looking for        facebook, and
extremely         of faceook        large extent.      me. I am                       being            eg., If I am      Ball Game          it becomes
skewed in         which I call a    So from that       working on                     thoughtful in    hungry and        tickets San        difficult to
favor of          publish-          perspective,       something                      their            not sure what     Francisco, I       identify the
women. So         subscribe         my sending a       that will                      approach. If I   place to pick     wouldn't mind      right Jack
women who         model. I can      virtual rose to    change the                     like the         for lunch, I      getting a few      Taylor from a
register at       just publish      a girl would       world. Once I                  company, I       might like to     deals for the      very small
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sites get         information,      sending her a      in doing that, I will probably reading a        ideas. Or         Second thing       works great if
bombarded         and anybody       real rose.         sure, I would start following message           maybe I am        could be           I know more
with a lot of     who is            However, this      want to share a few more       from them        just walking      access to Call     details about
solicitations     interested in     theory I think     my knowledge people on         once a month,    down a street     logs, if in        the person lik
from men,         it, can just      is valid for       and opinions twitter in        but if they      with my           return I am        etheir email id
which             subscribe to      gifts like         with others,   some of the     start sending    friends and       getting some       etc, but if I
becomes a         that              roses, or even     and would like areas that      me more          we want to        discounts or       don't then it is
problem for       information.      gifts like a       to tweet.      interest me.    frequent         find out a        free minutes.      troublesome.
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online contact     should be          general. a                                       know what                          free and worth
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with real world    people             requires effort   reading others simply be a     my                                 others... like
experience is      online...          to find,          is more        way to find     information                        watching        better
a challenge.       personal           purchase, and     important to   out interesting for. if i opt-in,                  sports online. personalized
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are different      important          person... it      because i      web from        what they                          discounts on recommendati
online and         experiences        holds much        don't always   people that i   want... but be      i hate spam... products that i ons on fan
offline... so      should be          more value        have anything think are        clear up front.     regardless of endorse or       pages,
bridging the       shared with        than a click      interesting to interesting      don't hide it in   which channel support and      updates, and
gap is the         real life          online to see     share with     enough to       a license or        it comes       share with      people to join
most difficult.    friends offline.   a digital rose.   others.        follow.         legal fine print.   through.       friends.        my network.
I never tried
online dating                     I don’t mind
even during                       using a virtual
the couple of                     rose as a
years that I                      casual way of
didn’t have a                     saying I love
boyfriend.                        you. But if it
First, I don’t                    means to be
like to be       My online        more serious
matched by       friends are      than that, it
other people.    pretty much      depends
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prefer getting   friends as       he is far                        tweet in half a
to know          well. I don’t    away, I would                    year. I started                                          Some way to
someone in a     feel             appreciate a                     to write blogs                                           rank friends.
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don’t want to    developing a real rose             because I      to record all                                            all friends are
hang my          completely       although with     don’t think    the fun things                         Cash,             treated
profile out      online           today’s           what I’m       she’s been                             product,          equally. It’d be
there to get     relationship.    technology        doing is so    doing. I                               service are all   nice if it
picked, and I    The data that distance is          important to   figured it’d be                        possible. I       allows users
don’t really     I share online becoming            my friends.    interesting for                        think it has to   to specify
trust the way    are pictures,    irrelevant. But   And for the    her to see it                          be evaluated      which friends
many people      videos, etc. I if he’s nearby,     same reason, when she                                 case by case.     should be
describe         share them       I don’t see       I don’t follow grows up. It’s                         It depends on     followed
themselves.      online           why he can’t      any of my      only shared                            what kind of      closely while
Actually I’m     because it’s a send me a           friends on     with a few                             information I     others can be
not sure if I    easier way to real one.            Twitter. But I family                                 have to share     accessed on
can describe     share, not       Basically I       do enjoy       members who                            with them,        demand, and
myself           because my       don’t think       catching up    I know for               No, I haven’t how frequent      without letting
truthfully.      online friends virtual roses       with them      sure that are            really        they need         the friends
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to describe      group.           the real ones.    time.          see it.            Yes   messages.     etc.              ranking.
I never tried
online dating                     I don’t mind
even during                       using a virtual
the couple of                     rose as a
years that I                      casual way of
didn’t have a                     saying I love
boyfriend.                        you. But if it
First, I don’t                    means to be
like to be       My online        more serious
matched by       friends are      than that, it
other people.    pretty much      depends
Second, I        all my real life where he is. If                  I don’t think I’ll
prefer getting   friends as       he is far                        tweet in half a
to know          well. I don’t    away, I would                    year. I started                                          Some way to
someone in a     feel             appreciate a                     to write blogs                                           rank friends.
more natural     comfortable      virtual rose as   No, I don’t    for my                                                   Right now
way. Third, I    with             much as a         tweet          daughter just                                            updates from
don’t want to    developing a real rose             because I      to record all                                            all friends are
hang my          completely       although with     don’t think    the fun things                         Cash,             treated
profile out      online           today’s           what I’m       she’s been                             product,          equally. It’d be
there to get     relationship.    technology        doing is so    doing. I                               service are all   nice if it
picked, and I    The data that distance is          important to   figured it’d be                        possible. I       allows users
don’t really     I share online becoming            my friends.    interesting for                        think it has to   to specify
trust the way    are pictures,    irrelevant. But   And for the    her to see it                          be evaluated      which friends
many people      videos, etc. I if he’s nearby,     same reason, when she                                 case by case.     should be
describe         share them       I don’t see       I don’t follow grows up. It’s                         It depends on     followed
themselves.      online           why he can’t      any of my      only shared                            what kind of      closely while
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not sure if I    easier way to real one.            Twitter. But I family                                 have to share     accessed on
can describe     share, not       Basically I       do enjoy       members who                            with them,        demand, and
myself           because my       don’t think       catching up    I know for               No, I haven’t how frequent      without letting
truthfully.      online friends virtual roses       with them      sure that are            really        they need         the friends
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to describe      group.           the real ones.    time.          see it.            Yes   messages.     etc.              ranking.
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credibility.     I will not talk                                                 that is wrong.    effective or        could let them    I do not use
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assess the       flu with friends                              No. I do not      against that. I   do not even         SMS etc. as       Maybe my
information is   here too         No big        No. I do not   think I will be   will not buy      listen to what long as they           chinese
true or not.     much since       difference.   use Twitter.   on Twitter.       from them.        they said.          agree not         background.
I don't use
online dating.
I actually think
that Facebook
is a better
way to meet
new people,
i.e. friends of
friends that
you may see
tagged in a
because you
can                                                                                                          The most
immediately                                                                                                  relevant thing
contact them       All my real life                                                                          for me is a
and since          friends are                                                                               better service,
you're already     also online.                                                                              whether it's
connected          So a better                                                                               recommendati
through a          question is        Big                                                                    ons, a good
friend, there's    the difference     difference.      I signed up                            Yes. Hate      deal, a
something in       between real       Real rose is     but rarely use                         them. Want     discount.
common. I          life friends       tangible and     it. I use                              to hunt down Make it worth
also think         and online         takes a lot      Facebook for                           and kill       my while. e.g.
Facebook is        only friends?      more effort      status                                 whoever is     I'm happy to
great for          Phone              than virtual.    updates. On                            sending from share my
connecting         number,            Virtual is a     Twitter I'm                            them. I will   preferences
with someone       address,           gift token.      more                                   not purchase about the kind
you just meet      location,          Real rose is a   interested in                          from these     of car I want
in real-life so    photos are         real gift as     consuming,                             companies on and how to
that you can       data I do not      well as a        less about       I will consume        principle if   customize it if
take an initial    share with         token. Much      creating. On     the twitter           they market to I could get a   Better Friend
real-world         online only        more             Facebook I do    stream but            my mobile      discount on its List
encounter and      friends.           significant.     both.            won't tweet.   Yes.   phone.         purchase.       management
                   With real life
                   friend you
                   have to think
Anything           of
online masks       consequences
reality. That is    before
the issue with     sharing
online dating.     anything. With
Since people       online friends
can be what        you normally                                                                                 Hmmm, not
they want          are not as                                                                                   sure.
others to think    concerned.                                                                Yes I do and I     Depends on
they are, it       Somewhere in                                                              dont like it. I    what I am
lacks reality.     the back of                                                               prefer not to      giving access
What works         the mind you                                                              take those or      to. I would say
well is ability    know that the    I am not sure                                            say no to the      that if they are
to hook            person is        if I would be                                            offers. My         trying to trace
people up.         almost not       too thrilled                                             hope is that       my steps.
You can not        real for you.    with the virtual                                         marketing          They should
find people as     Human being      rose. I think it                                         stays out of it.   know what I
you can on         tends to trust   depends on                                               I fear that it     like and am
the web.           and share        the kind of                                              will chase         looking for.
What does          with someone     relationship                                             customers          They should
not work is,       they dont        you have with             Not sure                       away. Cell         be able to
when you           really know.     the person or             since I have                   phone for me       offer me
come to            These things     the stage of              not used it. It                is little too      something in
reality, you       could be your    life you are in.          might get to                   personal and I     that area. So
find that the      emotional        If I was single           some serious                   wouldnt like to    if a car
person is          side or things   and looking,              applications                   get a              company
quite different    that are too     probably a                like                           marketing call     knows that I
from how           personal to      virtual rose              networking for                 on it even if I    was browsing
he/she             share with       would excite              career growth                  was                for ipod, they
appeared on        real life        me more than I dont use   or job hunting If I have a     interested in      should offer     Link to your
the web.           friends.         it would now. Twitter.    itself.         choice, yes.   the product.       me one.          work.
I met my
personals. It
was a little
daunting but
some creeps
out there but
as long as
you go in with               think both is
no                           nice, but
expectations,                unless the
you can't be                 rose is potted
let down. It                 (not cut)
makes it                     would like the
easier to meet               online one
people when                  better-won't
limited by                   die and
work and                     nobody
social outlets. same stuff   wasted money no   i might sign up yes   no
I think online
dating works
if you don't
have alot of
time and need                                                           I do see how
way to meet                                                             you can end
new people.                                                             up using data
Unfortunately                                                           for different
I can see it's                                                          purpose in
harsh way to                                                            order to
also get                                                                extract
rejected since                                                          creative and
people are                                                              meaningful
going to judge                                                          information/an
immediately                                                             alysis. If my
on looks. I                                                             Facebook
think group                                                             profile and
dates may                                                               friends data
work better                                                             were used to
where bunch                                                             determine
of singles                                                              that I need to
meet online                                                             network more
and chat                                                                and sold me                          analtyical tool
which takes                                                             an app to do                         to find cool
away                                                                    this. It'd be    No but would        trends or stats
pressure from                                                           interesting to   be annoyed          about your
2 people                                                                see more         by spam             friends or help
having to get                                                           psycho           messages.           find ones that
to know                                                                 analysis of      It'd be better if   have
eachother.                         Real rose is                         profiles and     mobile              particular
The concept       not likely to    better - took                        trends of        marketing           interest or
of date my        share more       more effort to        explore and    online           was targeted        work at
friend is         info with        buy and               get in touch   purchases or     and/or self         specific
interesting too   online friends   deliver          No   with SDR :)    activity.        selected.           company
                                                                                             Don't quite
I have never                                                                                 "product
used online                                                                                  space
dating, but my                                                                               awareness."
perspective is    Trivialities of                                                            Mobile
that it's         daily life.                                                                phones can
something         Some things                                                                be helpful in
that you resort   (and                                                                       shopping by
to only           thoughts) may                                       Provide                providing
because off-      seem silly to                                       constant               helpful data
line means        share w/ your      Would value a                    updates on             on the product
have been         offline friends,   real rose                        daily life to          (specs, price
unsuccessful.     but somehow        more because    Yes.             people who             comparison,
It's not on the   it seems           it's more       Tweeting         may be                 review by
same tier of      easier for the     difficult to    yourself...      interested             those who                     Friendship
importance as     on-line            procure and     (hate to         (since I will be       use the        15% discount   closeness
off-line means.   community.         send.           admit, but...)   overseas)        Yes   product, etc.) on products    rating
I got married
before the
online dating                                                                                                        For
phenomenon,                                                                                                          marketers, I
so I could not                                                                                                       would expect
have a first                                                                                                         only
hand opinion.                                                                                                        advertising
I have friends                                                                                                       that is highly
with              I think I would                                                                                    relevant to
successful        be more                                                                                            me, and also
relationships     inclined to                                                                                        a low level of
that started      share data                                                                                         intrusion. I
online, and       online when       In my opinion,                                                                   would not
some who did      sharing           a virtual rose                                                                   want cash for
not find the      information       does not have                                                                    my data, but
right person.     creates any       the personal,                                                                    rather,            I wish
To me, the        conflict or       intimate, and                                                                    absolutely no      Facebook
fact that your    controversy,      special                                                           Mobile phone spam. If I           allowed you to
online identity   no matter how     qualities of a                                                    marketing via share my data       "privately"
can always be     small. I share    real rose. I                                                      SMS is more and get spam          assign levels
different to      political views   feel the same                      I expect to                    annoying than anyway, I           of trust to your
your real         with my online    way about         I rarely use     use twitter in                 effective.     would rather       friends, to
identity          friends,          virtual vs real   twitter but      a professional                 SMS is still a not share my       select which
always            dissatisfaction   friends,          when I do,       setting. I                     highly         data to begin      ones are your
creates the       with products,    messages,         reading what expect to                          personal       with.              "best friends"
potential for     services,         and               others wrote     update other Absolutely. I     space (more For facebook,         and so, when
conflict in       classes,          conversations.    is more          professionals would lose       so than email) linkedin and       you get
situations        strong             However the      important.       within the     trust in the    and any        twitter, I would   bombarded
where you         opinions as       world around      This is          same           online          marketing that consider it fair   with status
interact with     well. I am less   me is chnging     because I use company           merchant if I uses this        if others share    changes, you
others BOTH       likely to share   fast and I        twitter for that about what I   feel my data    space is       the same           could filter by
online and        this type of      have sent         reason: to see am working       is used for     perceived by level of             relevance,
offline. This     "data" with       virtual roses     what others      on, progress, something I      me as highly information as       just like in real
happens in        real friends.     before.           are doing.       problems, etc. did not expect. intrusive.     I am.              life.
I got married
before the
online dating                                                                                                        For
phenomenon,                                                                                                          marketers, I
so I could not                                                                                                       would expect
have a first                                                                                                         only
hand opinion.                                                                                                        advertising
I have friends                                                                                                       that is highly
with              I think I would                                                                                    relevant to
successful        be more                                                                                            me, and also
relationships     inclined to                                                                                        a low level of
that started      share data                                                                                         intrusion. I
online, and       online when       In my opinion,                                                                   would not
some who did      sharing           a virtual rose                                                                   want cash for
not find the      information       does not have                                                                    my data, but
right person.     creates any       the personal,                                                                    rather,            I wish
To me, the        conflict or       intimate, and                                                                    absolutely no      Facebook
fact that your    controversy,      special                                                           Mobile phone spam. If I           allowed you to
online identity   no matter how     qualities of a                                                    marketing via share my data       "privately"
can always be     small. I share    real rose. I                                                      SMS is more and get spam          assign levels
different to      political views   feel the same                      I expect to                    annoying than anyway, I           of trust to your
your real         with my online    way about         I rarely use     use twitter in                 effective.     would rather       friends, to
identity          friends,          virtual vs real   twitter but      a professional                 SMS is still a not share my       select which
always            dissatisfaction   friends,          when I do,       setting. I                     highly         data to begin      ones are your
creates the       with products,    messages,         reading what expect to                          personal       with.              "best friends"
potential for     services,         and               others wrote     update other Absolutely. I     space (more For facebook,         and so, when
conflict in       classes,          conversations.    is more          professionals would lose       so than email) linkedin and       you get
situations        strong             However the      important.       within the     trust in the    and any        twitter, I would   bombarded
where you         opinions as       world around      This is          same           online          marketing that consider it fair   with status
interact with     well. I am less   me is chnging     because I use company           merchant if I uses this        if others share    changes, you
others BOTH       likely to share   fast and I        twitter for that about what I   feel my data    space is       the same           could filter by
online and        this type of      have sent         reason: to see am working       is used for     perceived by level of             relevance,
offline. This     "data" with       virtual roses     what others      on, progress, something I      me as highly information as       just like in real
happens in        real friends.     before.           are doing.       problems, etc. did not expect. intrusive.     I am.              life.
I think online     First, I don't
dating has         make a strong
been fairly        distinction
successful.        between
Classifieds        online and         I generally
were a very        offline friends.   see virtual
consolidated       I think the real   gifts as a
business           issue is           joke. It is a
essentially        context;           kind gesture,
owned by           online is just     but it is not
newspapers.        another            really that
Craigslist         medium. I          meaningful.
replaced this      would rarely       That being                         I expect I will                                   I think a fair
by offering a      share a web        said, I think                      use twitter                                       exchange is
free service       link with my       receiving $50                      more and                                          the
that targeted      friends in "real   at is                     more as a          I think if it is               expectation
specific           life" and          pretty cool vs.                    source of          an obvious                     that future
communities        would never        the alternative                    information as     malicious trick                services will
and lowered        share a meal       of someone                         opposed to a       than I would                   be better and
the barriers to    with my            donating $50                       way to keep        be much less                   continue to be
entry for          friends            to red cross in                    tabs on            likely to buy                  offered at
everyone.          "online."          my honor.                          friends. I think   from them.       I do not      current prices.
Online dating      Given this         Again, its                         it is especially   However, if a receive any      For example if
is a little        distinction, I     contextual. A                      powerful in        company is       business      I provide
different.         think the          rose is a                          monitoring         simply using     messages      access to my
People meet        things that I      beautiful,                         word of mouth      my               accept for    wall posts, I
and fall in love   tend to share      unique,                            discussions        information to those from      expect that in
in all kinds of    online more        physical thing                     around issues      better serve     AT&T (my      the future ads     Some
different          readily are        whereas a         I use twitter. I and                me with other carrier). I      that are           awesome way
contexts.          recommendati       virtual rose is   think both are businesses           products, than delete the      served to me       to group / filter
Dating             ons to other       a collection of   important,       that I am          I don't really   AT&T          are more           content and
generally          information        easily            though I tend interested in         have a           messages      relevant or        create useful
requires a lot     (i.e., a link to   replicable        to read more or may be              problem with without           even better        private
more trust         a blog on          pixels.           than tweet.      involved in.       it.              reading them. actually useful!   networks.
                                                                           Sure. For
                                                                           example, I
                                                                           used to           I don't receive
                                                                           purchase air-     many
                                                                           ticket from       marketing
                                                                     messages on
                                                                           m; then, i was    my phone. If I
                                                                           tricked to        do, I just
                                                                           apply             ignore them.
                A journal on                 I use Twitter,                membership        I don't think
                Facebook                     but I'm not                   of their reward   those
                allow me to                  addicted to it.               program just      messages are
                show my                      I just log in                 through one       a big deal
                thought to                   and read what                 click. Since      except they
                other people                 others wrote                  they already      are annoying
                in whatever                  sometimes.                    got an            sometimes.
                topic that I                 I think Twitter               information of    The
                would like                   may be a                      my credit         marketing via
                them to know                 good tool for                 card, they        mobile
                about me.                    people who                    charged me        phones could
                The journal                  have smart                    for the           be more
                will reach all               phones.                       membership        effective if the
                friends at                   Moreover,                     fee for the       marketers
                once.                        since my                      next month.       could limit the
                However, in                  friends are                   After calling     amount of
It doesn't fit  real world, I  A huge        also in other                 and               messages
with my Thai may not have difference. I'd countries, i                     complaining, I    they send out
culture;        any chance to prefer a real  find Facebook Follow more     never             and carefully                    Now, taking
therefore, i    share those    rose. It      more useful     interesting   purchased         choose the                       quizzes is
don't have      thought to     provides more and enjoyable people, and     anything from     charming         nothing worth   viral and it's
any interest in friends in any emotional     for me.         read whatever their website     texts to reach my privacy.       too much.
it.             occasion.      touch.                        they write.   again.            customers.       Sorry!          Please stop it.
I think online
dating has
over the
years. When
it first came
out, people
were really
scared and it
was sort of
creepy. But
now I feel as
though it is
better than
meeting some
person at the
bar. At least                                                                                        No. I hope I
online, you                                                                                          never do
know their                                                                                           because it is
name and                          I think it's                                                       extremely
some             Nothing for      crap. Anyone                                                       distracting.
information      me...I try not   can send a                                                         My fear is that
about the        to put too       virtual rose. I                                                    if marketing
person. Also,    much about       appreciate a       Yes. I don't                                    via mobile
you can tell     myself online.   real one           really use it                                   phones really       Coupons or
upfront          Anything I       because it         though, so it   Maybe some      Not             takes off, I will   promo codes
whether or not   would share      shows that         is definitely   career          necessarily. It receive non-        for their
you have         online has       the person put     more            stuff...i.e.    would depend stop                   products. For
things in        already been     effort into it -   important for   following       if their        messages            instance, I     Not sure - I
common.          shared with      they actually      me to read      professionals   product/messa which would           would want at   don't use
                 real life        had to go out      what others     in my career    ge is relevant be extremely         least 20% off   Facebook a
Online dating    friends.         and buy one.       write.          path.           to my life.     annoying.           a purchase.     whole lot.
I think online                    A real rose                                                                           Strong legal
dating has                        smells lovely                                                                         terms that
been                              and requires a                                                                        protected my
successful in                     lot of effort to                                                                      identity.
that it                           send, so it
provides more   I don't have      would make a                                                                          A 25%
transparency    any purely        more positive                                       Of course! I                      discount on
and provides    online friends.   impression on                     I expect I will   understand        I don't receive any
a platform for  All of my         me. However,                      use it more       that              marketing       product/servic
people who      online friends    I know there                      and more as       companies         messages on     e I purchased
are either not  are people I      are a lot of                      a centralized     are going to      my phone. My    because it
in the right    know in my        people in my                      blog. I intend    use my data       fear of this is was
places to       real life. On     social network                    to follow         but I certainly   that a) it will suggested to
meet people     facebook,         that would                        people I think    do not want to    interrupt me    me from my
(eg they don't  some of my        never send         I am not a big post              be                and b) that it  data. This
love going to   friends are old   me a real          self-promoter interesting        manipulated. I    will cost me    would be a
bars), don't fitacquaintances     rose (and it       so reading     links and         do not mind if    money. I hope   strong
the typical      that I do not    would be           what others    comments          companies         that future     incentive for
dating          know that         inappropriate      wrote is       that will be      use my            mobile          me to hand       Being able to
demographic     well, so I tend   for them to do     definitely     enlightening      information to    marketing will  over this        see my social
(eg my          to not share      so). For these     more           and relevant      better target     be opt-in only  information -    network map
divorced        really private    people, a          important to   to me. I am       their product     and will be     otherwise,       to see how I
mother), or     information       virtual rose       me. The only hoping to set       or service to     highly relevant why would I      am connected
are just a bit  through my        would be a         real reason I up Tweet           me, but I do      based on your   agree? I know    to people and
too shy to      status            nice "I'm          tweet is to    Deck over the     not want to be    location and    my               how I could
meet            updates or        thinking of        "stay in the   summer to set     tricked.          what you are    information is   be introduced
someone in a    other             you"               game" and to up groups of        Companies         doing at that   valuable and I   to people I
public setting. features. I am    acknowledgm        feel like I am people to         should use        moment.         want to          would like to
                more cautious     ent- but it        giving back    follow and        data to better    Random, non-    extract value    meet.
While           with what I       would mean         something to organize the        hone their        relevant        from it.
Craigslist has share online       something          those that are great             offerings but     messaging                        Ability to have
replaced        than what I       very different     giving         information       not as a          would be        Advertising      friend groups
classified ads, share in          than a real        something to that is out         means to          extremely       services that    that are not
I think online person.            rose.              me.            there.            deceive.          frustrating.    did not          public pages.
I never did
online dating
because I
don't trust
people online.                                    I don't use
It is too easy                                    Twitter a lot.
to fake a                                         But I found
different kind                                    reading others
of personality                                    is more
online, and                                       interesting                                     Yes I received
communicatio                                      than tweeting                                   SMS. I
n is                                              myself. I want                                  generally
interpreted                                       to reserve                                      don't respond.
differently                                       some privavy                                    I hope I can
depending on                                      in this overly                                  receive the
the receiving                                     connected                         Depending on messages
ends.                                             world. Also I                     whether their that I want to
                                                  am following                      message is    receive, i.e.,
I guess one                                       specific                          what I to     helpful and
way to                                            brands/charact                    know. If the  informative.
improve it is                                     ers (e.g., Mr.                    company       I fear there
to require                                        Tweet)                            understand    would be
using true                                        instead of                        me and give   overwhelmingl
identity and                     I like real rose general                           me a          y spam. I also
building                         much better. friends. It is                        customized    fear that they
reference                        It is real       too much to       I expect to     better deal   know where I
social                           flower with      keep up with      use Twitter for based on my am and what I
network. This    Pictures;       real scent.      all information   news, events, data, I don't   am looking for
way the          Music and       Although it'll   from different    annoucement, mind them        all the time. I
serious online   videos that I   perish but the platforms. I        and             using my      also fear that I
daters could     see online      image and        use facebook      information     shared data   won't have my      Customized       Import blog's
have more        Short Status    scent is even for keeping          requiring short for           location           message to       multi-media
trust over       udpate;         more beautiful updates from        turnaround      commercial    privacy in the     relief my        content, not
each other.                      in memory.       friends.          time.           purposes.     near future.       search effort.   just text.
                                                                                                                                   Integrate its
                                                                                                                                   system with
                                                                                                                                   email, so that
                                                                                                                                   when I
I don't have                                                                                                                       receive a
any personal                                                                                                                       direct
experience                                                                                                                         message I
with online                                                                                                                        don't need to
dating, so I                                                                                                                       click through
can't                                                                                                                              to the
accurately                                                                                                                         Facebook
assess what                                                                                                                        system just to
works and                                                                                                                          respond to the
what doesn't.                                                                                                                      message. Let
My suspicion                                                                                       No, I do not.                   me do that in
is that the                                                                                        If and when                     my email
stigma of                                                                                          this becomes                    client.
using                                                                                              a part of my                    Facebook
technology to                     A virtual rose                                                   life, I hope                    could even
find love or at                   wouldn't                                                         messages are                    offer the
least establish                   mean                                                             only delivered                  ability to cloak
dates                             anything to                                                      to me exactly I would be        an email
prevents          My online       me. The           I rarely use                                   when and       willing to trade address (such
many people       friends and     value of a real   Twitter.                                       where they     some access as how
from              offline friends rose its its      When I do, I                                   are of high    to personal      Craigslist
engaging in       are one in the rarity, its        read what                                      value. If it   information in does) to
this type of      same. Any       beauty, the       others are                                     turns into     exchange for disguise email
interaction       info I would    cost of the       posting far                                    spam or        free access to addresses of
(and certainly    share with      rose itself, as   more often                                     unwanted or    online content messages
limits those      one set is      well as the       than I actually   I probably                   untimely       such as          that go
who are           therefore       scents            post              won't use                    messages, I    music, TV        through the
willing to pay    shared with     provided by       something         Twitter in 6                 will tune out  shows,           Facebook
for it).          the other.      the flower.       myself.           months.        Absolutely.   the "noise."   movies, etc.     messaging
                  my real life
                  friends are a
                  subset of my
                  online friends,
                  so there's
Online dating nothing i
can be good if would share                         not very
the user          with my online                   frequently.
knows what        friends that i    went through   but when i do     connecting
he/she is         wouldn't          more trouble   use it, reading   with
looking for.      share with my     for a real     what others       coworkers,                          money, free    location-
Can be a nice real life             rose. it       wrote is more     knowing what                        access to      based social
way of filtering. friends.          means more.    important.        they're up to. no   no, i do not.   some service   networking
There is a
huge step
between                                                                                                            I clicked no
chatting/emaili                                                                                                    way on email
ng online and                                                                                                      content, yet I
making the                                                                                                         allow Gmail to
step into the                                                                                                      index my mail
physical           Data that                                                                                       for marketing
world,             would seem                                                                                      purposes. If
particularly in    intrusive to                                                                                    this is fully
countries with     others.                                                                                         automated, I
a less             Wouldn't push                                                                                   would give it
formalized         e.g. my                                                                                         up for a great
dating culture     location or                                                                                     tool like Gmail
than the US.       weekend                                                                                         that provides
Provides a         events out to                                                                                   clear benefits
good insight       a large                                                                                         over
into people's      number of my                                                                                    competing
interests and      friends. On                                                                                     services.
can thus act       FB they see
as a great first   my status                                                                      I keep getting   I see call logs
filter.            more casually                                                                  calls to renew   as very similar
                   and I don't                                        No change.                  my car           to my social
As an              feel like                                          Might use a                 insurance. I     graph. Would
example, if        pushing my                                         company-                    don't even       be willing to
people like        update to                                          internal                    have a car.      give that up
similar music      them.                                              Twitter      Yes. I would   Haven't          for significant
and have a                                           Not tweeting system (or       be fine though received any     discount on
similar            Would not                         (other than      other way of if the         SMS spam         phone service
educational        share            I completely     nighttweets      communicatin company had yet. Would          or to enable
background,        sensitive data   ignore virtual   for this class). g status     clearly        completely       great service
they might be      online that I    gifts. Would     Do not           securely     communicated ignore it          (e.g. analysis Full
a great            wouldn't         like the real    actively use     within my     purpose       (similar to      of my           export/data
match. In old      share offline.   rose.            twitter.         company).    upfront.       email spam).     network).       portability.
I think online                                                                                                                         I would like
dating has a                                                                                                                           Facebook to
lot of potential                                                                                                                       become a
but has some                                                                                        No, I don't                        better tool for
significant                                                                                         receive any                        me to
barriers to                                                                                         messages. I                        manage my
overcome. In                                                                                        feel that the                      offline world.
the last 10                                                                                         mobile phone                       Specifically I
years it has                                                                                        is very                            would like
gone from                                                                                           personal and I                     Facebook to
being kind of                                                                                       wouldn't like                      have better
weird and                                                                                           to receive       I think users     geographical
creepy to                                                                                           marketing        should be         features.
being a part of                                                                                     messages         aware of how      Allow me to
mainstream                                                                                          unless I         their data is     view
culture. I think                                                                                    specifically     going to be       businesses
it works well                                                                                       opt-in to        used and          and people in
in the context                                                      I expect it will                receive them.    know the          a map view.
of people's                                                         still be the     No. If I make I hope the        terms of the      Let me see
friends. For                                                        main platform data publicly mobile phone         exchange.         where users
example,                                            Yes I use       for micro-       available, I   becomes a        With that said,   are physically
Friendster,                                         Twitter, but I  blogging. I      should not be strong            I would gladly    (by GPS in
was originally                                      mainly enjoy expect a lot of surprised or       platform for     give away all     mobile
envisioned as                       I would view it reading what developers to disgusted that users to               of the            phones).
a dating site      My online        as a nice       others wrote. I use the open it's used.         gather and       information       Additionally,
that               friends are      gesture, but I also use the     APIs to tap      However, this receive all       above for         let me see
connected          the same as      wouldn't        search          into all the     is a good      kinds of data.   $100 cash per     how my
couples            my real-life     perceive it to feature a lot to data that is in reason to not I think some       month as long     friends
through            friends, so I    be as           pick up pieces the twitter-      make data      marketing        as there are      interact with
mutual             don't think      authentic as a of information verse and          public unless messages          clear limits      other local
friends. I         there's any      real rose. It   about           display the      I'm            can be           and the data      businesses
believe that       difference for   would still be employers        most relevant comfortable       embedded         will not be       (similar to
leveraging         me in what I     a positive      and other       data to their    with it being  into these       sold unless in    Yelp). A map-
mutual             would share.     experience.     news stories. users.             used this way. interactions.    aggregate.        centric view
I think on-line
dating is
much more
popular now.
But no
suggestion for                        Will get                        How much
the               Real rose is        another                         cash and the
development. NA   better.        NO   network    Yes   Yes. Ignore.   services.      Search friends
subscribed to
online dating
services and
think they are
each very
different. I
think it works
best when
profiles are
completely                         I like the idea
open and                           of letting        I'd rather read
when there's                       someone           what others
a 'level' of                       know you're       are writing,
seriousness                        thinking about    but I'm
in dating or                       them via          starting to get
meeting                            virtual gifts,    over the idea                    Depends on
(generally). I                     but they don't    that you don't                   how
think the                          compare to a      need to have                     inconvenient
payment                            'real rose'.      anything                         their 'different                     Cash of
usually                            One is a          intelligent to                   purpose' is to                       course would
indicates                          fleeting          say to tweet.                    me. Of                               be preferred,
seriousness      Mostly things     thought, while    Unfortunately,                   course                               but I think
in dating (ie    that are easier   the other         I'm still in the                 'tricking' never                     discounts/cou     I want there to
more             to share          stays with you    mindset that                     feels good                           pons/gift         be an
expensive        online -          for days (or      tweeting on                      (not honest),                        certificates to   'approval'
services         photos, travel    longer). The      whether you                      but if it results                    the vendors       before people
attract people   plans/updates,    ease in           enjoyed your                     in targeting                         (or industry)     can tag you in
who are           interesting      sending           morning run        Researching   marketing for                        who is            a photo (or
looking for      books/movies,     virtual gifts     or not is a        customer      goods I may         No, thank        receiving your    some sort of
something         etc - and that   diminishes        waste of your      options,      be interested       goodness.        information       preference to
more long        are 'less         the value of      and others         trends in     in, then no         That would be would be             choose not to
term).           personal'         receiving one.    time.              industry.     problem!            really terrible. appropriate.      be tagged).
                                                                                                      I occasionally     Well first the
                                                                                                      get phone          marketing
                                                                                                      calls on my        would have to
                                                                                                      phone, but not     be passive. I
                                                                                                      text               don't use
                                                                                                      messages. I        gmail but I
Online dating                                                                                         respond            believe it
works well as                                                                                         negatively to      markets
a mass filter                                                                                         these              based on
of people. It                                                                                         messages           email content
is good for the                                                                                       and hang up.       but passively
first level of                                                                     Perhaps,           I think            in the sidebar.
browsing                                                                           when you say       marketing via       I think access
through many                                                                       "trick" that       mobile             to email
many people                                                                        makes me           phones             content
at once and                                                                        think I would      should be          though is a
determining                                                                        be less likely     done through       slippery slope,
the few that                                                                       to buy from        applications       much like
you may be                                                                         them.              where the          someone
interested in                                                                      Anything           consumer           needs a court
meeting.                         I think nothing                                   deceptive          starts the         order to
Where it                         of a virtual                                      ruins brand        interaction.       monitor a
doesn't work                     rose, while a                                     trust which is     The                phone
is past that                     real rose                                         important for      marketing          conversation.
first screening                  actually                                          me. If they        shouldn't be       Why is an
stage further                    means                            I think I will   just listened to   initiated by the   email
into the                         something. I                     continue to      my data and        marketer. If I     different?
courtship                        personally        I use twitter  consume          then               start an                          Relevant
stage. It also    I'm not sure   wouldn't want     occasionally. more tweets       marketed in a      application on     To me these information
doesn't work      about this     to receive        I usually am a and read         customized         my phone           things should from friends
when people       one. Nothing   virtual gifts,    consumer of about what          way based on       where              all be private pushed to me
misrepresent      immediately    especially if     tweets rather others are up     that data I        marketing is       and I wouldn't rather than in
themselves        comes to       someone paid      than tweeting to rather than    wouldn't be        relevant, that     want any of    just the most
online.           mind.          for it.           myself.        tweet myself.    angry at all.      is the right       them to be     recent order.
                 There is no                                                                             Yes. I
                 such thing as                                                                           despise them
                 "online life" in                                                                        and that
                 my mind.                                                                                company
                 There is only                                                                           becomes one
                 one life and                                                                            that I try to
                 different                                                                               avoid at all
                 communicatio                                                                            costs. My
                 ns                                                                                      hope is that
                 mechanism                                                                               every
                 (media) put in                                                                          communicatio
                 front of us to                                                                          n medium
                 help us share                                                                           would be
                 and discuss                                                                             allowed to
                 what is of                                                                              have a "do-
                 interest to us.                                                                         not-call list"
I don't have     The data I                                                                              before it is
much of an       share online                                                                            allowed to
opinion since I goes through                                                                             start
have never       the same                                                                                operating, so
used it. It will filters than                                                                            that marketing
probably         that I share on                       Yes, but not                                      messages                           Better privacy
continue to be the phone,           A big one.         much. I tend                                      (which are       Cash would        settings.
an efficient     face-to-face       Sending a          to read more                                      99% SPAM)        be the only       Awareness of
way for          or otherwise:      virtual rose is    what other                                        could be         transaction,      what can be
people to        know your          a whole lot        people say,      Nothing.                         eliminated       and any           seen by
meet, and        audience,          less trouble,      and find 90%     Well, maybe                      from people's    access to the     specific
replace          think before       so it means a      completely       as a simple                      life.            data would        groups (1-
classifieds      you                hell of a lot      inane. That is   way to update                                     have to be        level
ads as well as speak/write          less than a        the reason       my Facebook                      The future of    anonymized        detached vs.
other less       and have a         real one.          over time my     status, the                      marketing in     and illegal to    2-level
secure ways      purpose to         Same analogy       use of Twitter   only thing I     Definitely. I   an advanced      use for follow-   detached) vs.
of meeting       your               as a real letter   has              use it for right already do      society would    ups and direct    what should
people.          communciatio       vs. an email.      decreased.       now.             that.           be 100%          targeting.        not be.
                 There is no                                                                             Yes. I
                 such thing as                                                                           despise them
                 "online life" in                                                                        and that
                 my mind.                                                                                company
                 There is only                                                                           becomes one
                 one life and                                                                            that I try to
                 different                                                                               avoid at all
                 communicatio                                                                            costs. My
                 ns                                                                                      hope is that
                 mechanism                                                                               every
                 (media) put in                                                                          communicatio
                 front of us to                                                                          n medium
                 help us share                                                                           would be
                 and discuss                                                                             allowed to
                 what is of                                                                              have a "do-
                 interest to us.                                                                         not-call list"
I don't have     The data I                                                                              before it is
much of an       share online                                                                            allowed to
opinion since I goes through                                                                             start
have never       the same                                                                                operating, so
used it. It will filters than                                                                            that marketing
probably         that I share on                       Yes, but not                                      messages                           Better privacy
continue to be the phone,           A big one.         much. I tend                                      (which are       Cash would        settings.
an efficient     face-to-face       Sending a          to read more                                      99% SPAM)        be the only       Awareness of
way for          or otherwise:      virtual rose is    what other                                        could be         transaction,      what can be
people to        know your          a whole lot        people say,      Nothing.                         eliminated       and any           seen by
meet, and        audience,          less trouble,      and find 90%     Well, maybe                      from people's    access to the     specific
replace          think before       so it means a      completely       as a simple                      life.            data would        groups (1-
classifieds      you                hell of a lot      inane. That is   way to update                                     have to be        level
ads as well as speak/write          less than a        the reason       my Facebook                      The future of    anonymized        detached vs.
other less       and have a         real one.          over time my     status, the                      marketing in     and illegal to    2-level
secure ways      purpose to         Same analogy       use of Twitter   only thing I     Definitely. I   an advanced      use for follow-   detached) vs.
of meeting       your               as a real letter   has              use it for right already do      society would    ups and direct    what should
people.          communciatio       vs. an email.      decreased.       now.             that.           be 100%          targeting.        not be.
                 There is no                                                                             Yes. I
                 such thing as                                                                           despise them
                 "online life" in                                                                        and that
                 my mind.                                                                                company
                 There is only                                                                           becomes one
                 one life and                                                                            that I try to
                 different                                                                               avoid at all
                 communicatio                                                                            costs. My
                 ns                                                                                      hope is that
                 mechanism                                                                               every
                 (media) put in                                                                          communicatio
                 front of us to                                                                          n medium
                 help us share                                                                           would be
                 and discuss                                                                             allowed to
                 what is of                                                                              have a "do-
                 interest to us.                                                                         not-call list"
I don't have     The data I                                                                              before it is
much of an       share online                                                                            allowed to
opinion since I goes through                                                                             start
have never       the same                                                                                operating, so
used it. It will filters than                                                                            that marketing
probably         that I share on                       Yes, but not                                      messages                           Better privacy
continue to be the phone,           A big one.         much. I tend                                      (which are       Cash would        settings.
an efficient     face-to-face       Sending a          to read more                                      99% SPAM)        be the only       Awareness of
way for          or otherwise:      virtual rose is    what other                                        could be         transaction,      what can be
people to        know your          a whole lot        people say,      Nothing.                         eliminated       and any           seen by
meet, and        audience,          less trouble,      and find 90%     Well, maybe                      from people's    access to the     specific
replace          think before       so it means a      completely       as a simple                      life.            data would        groups (1-
classifieds      you                hell of a lot      inane. That is   way to update                                     have to be        level
ads as well as speak/write          less than a        the reason       my Facebook                      The future of    anonymized        detached vs.
other less       and have a         real one.          over time my     status, the                      marketing in     and illegal to    2-level
secure ways      purpose to         Same analogy       use of Twitter   only thing I     Definitely. I   an advanced      use for follow-   detached) vs.
of meeting       your               as a real letter   has              use it for right already do      society would    ups and direct    what should
people.          communciatio       vs. an email.      decreased.       now.             that.           be 100%          targeting.        not be.
Do not have                                                                                                   Have not
first hand                                                                                                    received any
experience of                            At one level, it                                                     marketing
it, got married       Do not have        does not                                                             messages on
before online         any online         make a                                                               my mobile
dating was            friend who I       difference, as                                                       phone except
common.               also do not        I appreciate                                                         from my
However,              know in real       the gesture of                                                       service
have seen             life. However,     giving me a                                                          provider
friends who           online friends     gift in and of                                                       Verizon. Have    Facebook
have gone             are many and       itself.                                           Lot less likely    ignored these    currently
through the           I only get to      However,                                          to buy from        messages so      allows 2
experience.           see a close        when the                                          them -             far. My hope     levels of
                      circle of          difference in                                     appreciate         is that the      privacy - wall
What works            friends in real    value                                             candor on the      marketing on     posts that are
well:                 life on a          between the                        To discover    firm's behalf.     mobile           visible to all
-------------------   regular basis.     real and                           topics, people If they let me     phones would     vs individual
-----------           With my close      virtual gift is                    that I find    know upfront       respect the      inbox
Wide, simple,         circle of          significant, I                     interesting.   that they can      wish of the      messages
relatively            friends, I may     may feel           I have been     Have been      use my data        customer (ie,    which are
cheap access          be willing to      happier with       using Twitter toying with the in a certain        customer         visible only to
to a lot of           discuss any        the real gift.     for the last    idea of        way, I may         should           the intended
*potential*           problems           There is a         several weeks Tweeting         still share with   subscribe to     user. It would
dates                 (work-related,     difference         - am still what about          them               receiving such   be nice if
Ability to            relationship       between            I would call a developments/ depending on         messages)        while sending
prescreen             etc),              someone            light user. At changes in      what the           but my fear is   a message
partners in a         controversial      gifting you a      this point,     the            personal data      that it may      (start of
non-                  political topics   ticket to the      have not been technology       is. However,       become           conversation)
threatening,          - these I          Bahamas vs.        tweeting        landscape,     to trick me        another          I can pick the
private setting       would not be       sending you a      much, instead can see that     into it is a       platform         circle of
                      sharing on a       flash video of     have been       happening      sure way of        where users      friends who I
What does             platform like      good times in      following       over the next losing me as        are bombared     intend to have
not work well         Facebook.          the Bahamas.       others'         half year      a customer.        with             in on the
-------------------                                         Tweets.                                           marketing        conversation.
                                                                                                  Privacy: I
                                                                                                  wouldn't want

                                                                                                  Relevance: If
I don't have                                                                                      they use my
adequate                                                                                          information to
knowledge                                                                                         target
about it. My                                                                                      marketing
concern about                                                                                     campaigns,
it would be       Pictures and        Big                                                         they'd better
how much I        videos of my        difference.                                                 identify the
could trust the   family              The real thing                   Updating                   products/servi
people I meet     (birthdays,         is more                          people on my               ces that aren't
on the dating     sports              valuable to    Yes. Reading      ongoing                    a nuisance to plug into
services.         activities, etc.)   me.            others' tweets.   projects.      Yes.   No   me.             Outlook
I think
chemistry is
important for
dating, and
this can't be
figured out via
the web -->
use the web
to facilitate            The initial                                                                      hard to
meeting many             effect is                                                                        monetize, I
people with              similar                                                                          prefer to keep
some                     (especially if                                                                   my private
similarities (so         he/she paid                                                                      data such as
that one blind           for the virtual                                                                  emails
date which               rose!), but the                                                                  private.
has a very low           real rose will                    getting                                        search
probability for          make me                           professional                                   requests I
success can              happy even                        contacts, and                                  would trade
be replaced              days                Reading what help on                                         for offerings
by one                   afterwards,         others wrote  specific                        Yes, very      tailored to me
evening                  because I can       is definitely topics. Also,   Not             rarely         plus a small
where many               smell it, take it   more          for online      necessarily, if someone        discount on
prospects can            in my hands,        important to  marketing of    the product     calls me and I those things, analytics for
be met)          none?   ...                 me.           my start-up.    fits my needs! hang up.        e.g. 10%       fanpages
i think online
dating is more
these days,                                                                                                 filters like
but the ease                                                                                                "new friends",
of it leads to                                                                                              "friends you
the most                                                                                                    haven't
desperate                                                                                                   connected
people joining                                                                                              with in a
first. self      what i'm                                                                                   while",
selection        doing, what        virtual gifts                                     no..its basic         "friends with
dilutes the      i'm reading, a     mean nothing                     RSS feeds,       marketing. if         most 'activity'
product. i       random site        to me. i dont                    real-time        they are using        recently", etc.
also think       friends might      get it. ecards                   updates of       the data in a
dating is more   enjoy.             are the          I just started. cool events,     way that              more creative
personal and     anything 'light'   exception,       reading what following           bothers me,           filters,
its hard to      that is easy to    because the      others write is famous/interes   yes. if its just      'accidently'
break that       spread but not     message is       way more        ting people      banner ads            discovering a
mindset for      worth my time      the value, not   important to    who i find       targeted to      no   friend again
some people.     in real life.      the product.     me..            interesting.     me, then no.          would be cool.
                                                                    I bought a
I haven't tried                                                     backpack
it, but I'd be                                                      online with my
willing to give                                                     iphone after
it a go. I                                                          finding one I
wonder how                                                          liked in a
relevance is                                                        store where
calculated?                                                         they didn't
What makes                                                          have my size.
a good match                        I signed up,                    It was on my
seems to be a                       but haven't                     door when I         maps for my
least a little      virtual roses   been back to                    got home a          friends
magic.          .   don't wither    use it.        .   of course.   few days later. .   locations
                                                                         The key word                                        Facebook is
                                                                         in this                                             struggling to
                                                                         sentence is                                         create a
                                                                         'trick'. If I feel                                  viable
                                                                         tricked, or that                                    advertising
                                                                         my trust has                                        marketplace.
If I were                                                                been                                                I wish they
single, I'd be                                                           betrayed, then                                      would create
all over online                                                          clearly I would                                     an API for
dating. It                                                               be less likely                                      their
seems so                                                                 to support a                                        advertising
much more                                                                business.                                           marketplace
efficient than                                                           However, that                                       so that ISV's
traditional                                                              does not                                            could
mediums.                                                                 mean I                                              generate
Historically,                                                            oppose the                                          custom Allow
there may                                                                idea of a                                           ISV's to
have been a                                                              company                                             create
lemon                                                                    tracking me                         Marketers       metadata
problem -         I freely share                                         and using that                      already have    about their
where joining     my genetic                                             information in                      access to all   users that
a dating site     information on                          I expect       a mutually                          the             advertisers
connoted          23andMe -                               twitter will   beneficial                          information     could target.
some kind of      though I think                          start to       way. If they                        outlined
stigma. I         it would be                             support more can use that           I'm shocked I above!           For example,
think the         weird to call                           & more         information to       can't use my Typically the     as an ISV, I
advent of         up my real-life                         structured     present me           iphone to take services        would like to
mainstream        friends and       No difference -       data. For      with less            a picture of a above are       create an
social            say 'I have an     they both            example, I     annoying/irrele      barcode &      supported by    application
networking        elevated risk     conspicuous           expect my      vant                 find           the money       that would
(like             for Age           consumption           iPhone will    advertisement        competing      generated       inspect
facebook) is      Related           & I'm not             tweet my GPS s, then that's         prices nearby from             people's
eroding this      Macular           interested in         coordinates in great.               & on amazon. marketing to      educational
stigma.           Degeneration!'    either.         No.   the future.    Nothing is                          me over them.   history and

                                                                           However, I
                                                                           believe the
                                                                           question is
                                                                           since it uses
                                                                           "trick" in the

                                                                           I would
                                                                           suggest that
                                                                           you post the
                                                                           question like                   A premium
                             It depends                                    this:                           service that
                             more on the                                   15. If you                      could only
                             effort it takes.                              learned that a                  work with the
I never tried                I assume a                                    company                         special
online dating,               real rose                                     uses data you                   access I
but my guess                 costs more                                    shared for a                    grant.
is that its                  time,                                         different
success                      planning,                                     purpose, e.g.,                  However, we
depends on     Probably      effort and                                    to develop a                    heard from
how well       more detailed money, so I'd                                 cure for the   I can get        Eric Schmidt
people know information of rather have a                                   malaria        reviews via      that people
who they are, my online      real one.                                                    my phone or      are more
what they      activity like However, If                                   I bet you      share pics       open to give
want and the which           it's the other                                would have     and talk about   away privacy
quality of the websites I'm  way around I                   Probably       different      the products     in real life    Really know
recommendati currently       would            Reading what more specific   results :)     with my          than in         who I care
on algorithm. browsing etc. reconsider.       others wrote. to my job.                    friends.         surveys.        about.
                                                                                                                            A more fluid
                                                                                                                            system. Now
                                                                                                                            it is either
                                                                                                                            "Friend" or
                 Pictures on                                                                                                "Not Friend",
                 Facebook are                                                                               I would not     it should be
                 an obvious                                                                                 voluntarily     "Best Friend",
                 example.                                                                                   give a          "Good
I've never       Most people                                                                                marketer        Friend", ... ,
used online      would not go                                                                               anything, but "Random
dating, but I    around          If someone                                                 I haven't used if they must     Person". This
can't see it     showing         sends me a                                                 it, but I've    have            would allow a
being very       hundreds of     virtual rose it                                            heard of        something       lot of other
effective.       people the      will most likely                                           people using then they can obvious huge
There are a      questionable    end up in my                                               their mobile    use page and improvements,
number of        pictures of     spam folder                                                phones to       search           for example, I
obvious          themselves      and I'll never                                             scan            histories. In   don't care if
problems:        from last       see it. Virtual                                            barcodes to     exchange, I     "Random
people lie, it's Friday night,   gifts and                                                  get detailed    would expect Person" is
anonymous,       but on          virtual                                    Yes, this       information     personalized attending
relationship     Facebook        greeting cards                             would lower     about           search listings some event,
will be "long- they have no      are cheesy                I probably still their           products while and              but I do care if
distance" from problem doing     and spammy I don't use    won't use        reputation in   they are in the recommendati my "Good
the start.       it.             by definition. Twitter.   Twitter.         my eyes.        store.          ons.            Friends" are.
I think online    I cannot think                                                                                       I would want
dating            of any data        I think that a                                                                    personalized
websites are      that I would       virtual rose is                                                                   services that
silly.            more readily       stupid. There                                                                     shows me
However, the      share with         is no point to                                                                    news,
internet has      online friends     it. When I                                                                        products,
allowed           because after      see a virtual                                                                     journal
countless         something is       rose I think                                                                      articles, blogs,   To somehow
niche groups      put online, it     about how                                                                         etc. that I        eliminate any
to form that      can be             ridiculous the                                                                    have not seen      and all
would             extremely          markup is                                                                         and would be       worthless
otherwise not     difficult to get   compared to                                                                       interested in.     status
be possible       rid of it. I am    the cost for                                                                      If such a          updates,
because each      much more          the company                                                                       system was         comments,
group's           likely to share    (such as                                                                          available and      etc. I would
shared            things with        Facebook) to                                       Depends. If I Mobile           actually           only want to
interest is so    real life          give it to me.                                     agree with      phones can     worked, I          see things
uncommon          friends in         A total waste                                      their message allow you to     would not          that I actually
among the         situations         of money.                                          and find some look up          need anything      find
general           where I know                                                          actual value in product        else. Since I      interesting,
population        the data           A real rose at                                     it, then I      reviews and    would most         and I do not
that a group      cannot spread      least looks                                        would be        check out      likely find a      want to have
of people with    to anyone that     nice. It is                                        more likely to alternative     system that        to police my
the interest is   is interested      something I                                        buy from        products and attempted this       friends or
unlikely to       in looking for     would want to                                      them (or        vendors while to be an utter      "hide"
form in the       it. For            look at. It is                                     possibly        in a store.    disappointmen      someone as
real-world due    example, I         also                              I will not use   indifferent).   Phones can     t, I would         they might
to logistical     may share          something         I do not use    Twitter. See     In other cases also be used consider              have that one
constraints. I    pictures,          that I can        Twitter. See    previous         though, I       to keep lists, enough cash        nugget of
think that        videos, or a       experience        previous        previous         would be        or check the   each month to      information
joining           story with         with multiple     question        question         annoyed and history of         pay for my         that I find
communities       someone in         senses. A         about Twitter   about Twitter    less likely to  previous       basic living       interesting
of like-minded    real life that I   graphic, not      for more        for more         buy from        items that you expenses as        once in a
individuals       would never        so much.          details.        details.         them.           purchased.     a fair             while.
                                A real rose is
It seems as if                  a sign that
some of the                     someone took
matching                        more than 20
technology                      seconds to
(compatibility                  send a gift.
tests) have                     Virtual roses                                                                     Better
gotten pretty    Photos, status are more                                        In-store, price                   visibility/reporti
good but I       updates on     disposable                                      comparison.                       ng into
can't confirm    unimportant    and mean       Not all that                     Product         Free services -   Facebook
that.            things.        less.          much.          Nothing.   Yes.   research.       email, etc.       apps.
I'll admit, I've                                                                                           I'm slightly      Better way to
been really                                                                                                ambivalent        sort the things
tempted to                                                                                                 because I         in the mini-
use the online                                                                                             have no idea      feed. Maybe
dating sites.                                                             It depends. If                   how this info     for each date,
If I wasn't so                                                            I give my                        would actually    sort by
busy with                                                                 information to                   be useful to      strength of
school I'd                                                                a company for                    them, if I        contact. I
probably have                                                             one purpose,                     knew exactly      always scan
used one by                                                               and they use                     how they were     to see if any
now.                                                                      my                               going to use      of my close
                                                                          information to                   this              friends have
I think the                                                               spam me, I                       information I'd   posted
idea of online                                                            probably won't                   feel more         anything
dating is a                                                               buy from                         comfortable.      recently, but I
good one.          I would tell                                           them in the                      The system of     like having
There's no         them more                                              future out of                     ads based on     access to the
point in           about how I'm                          Following mini- annoyance.                       keywords in       updates about
limiting our       really feeling                         vegan tweets.                                    my content        other people
options to just    on a given                             No but          However, if I                    that google       too. It would
the people we      day. I feel                            seriously,      receive a                        uses seems        be nice if
happen to          comfortable                            twitter doesn't targeted                         okay to me        within a given
encounter in       telling my                             seem that       facebook ad                      because I feel    time period,
our day to day     friends this,                          useful to me, based on                           I understand      my close
lives or           but I don't                            it's hard to    information I                    exactly how       friends came
extended           always feel it's                       imagine how I shared, I                          they are using    up at the top.
networks. I        appropriate                            will use it.    actually like                    the               I guess this
think that if      for me to just                         Maybe for       that.                            information. If   would entail
these sites        share this                             real-time       Sometimes        I'd love to be the internet,      some ranking
match you          unsolicited at                         coverage of     the ads          able to         which once        system where
with people        any time. Are                          some event      suggest          compare price seemed so           you indicate
who have           these                                  the regular     products I'm     points online impersonal          who you
similar            anonymous        It depends on         news is not     genuinely        while I'm in a and                consider your
interests and      online friends? the context.   Nope.   capturing well? interested in.   physical store. anonymous,        close friends,
I think online
dating is still a
little slow to
pick up
because of
the social
implications of
what it means                                                                                                         Since granting
to be doing                                                                                                           access to a
'online dating'.                                                                                                      marketer
People tend                                                                                                           would be
to think if you                                                                                                       continuous
are doing                                                         In the next                                         over time, I
online dating,                                                    half year I                                         would expect
that means                                                        would                                               to have a
you are                                                           probably use                                        continuous
'desperate'.                                                      Twitter to                                          flow of cash
Suggestions                                                       track people                                        proportional to
to improve                                                        tweeting                                            what the
this problem                                                      about finance                       If I was        marketer is
would be to                                                       (the field I will                   interested in   getting in
try and get                                                       be working in)                      buying a TV, it terms of my
younger                            It's strange,                  as well as                          would be        data.
people to use                      but a virtual                  people                              great if my     I prefer cash     A search
it, by                             rose (or                       tweeting                            phone was       because what      function that
reasoning that      The biggest    memento)                       about                               able to give    I want one        would allow
it is a simple      thing I would that is publicly                scientific                          me updates      month might       me to search
fun thing to        share is what visible to all   I do not use   breakthroughs       Yes! Unless     about daily     be different to   peoples wall
do. Then, as        my job         my friends is Twitter yet.     /theories           they were the   prices          the next and      posts, photos,
this                experiences    somehow         But I would be about space         cheapest /      regarding the cash is the         etc. Basically,
generation          are and where nicer than a     much more      travel              best place to   TV I was        most liquid       a more
grows older,        I will be      real one that interested in    (something I        buy what I      interested in   form of           comprehensiv
they will feel      working in the is only visible reading what am very               wanted to       from multiple transaction         e search
more                future.        to me!          others wrote. interested in!!)     from...         locations.      possible.         function.
Well, what is                   That's totally                                                     Cash back
good is that                    different. I                                                       might be
people can be    When sharing understand                                                           good- the
less nervous     online if more that virtual                                                       amount         Let me know
online. But I    efficient, for roses usually                                                      should         who has
believe in the   example, the don't cost a                     To write down                       depend on      clicked on my
chemistry,       message that thing, and                       my thoughts                         how much of    newsfeed but
which can        I have created they mean to                   when they are        I only use a   a success he   don't let
only be          a new          me only like a Yes. Tweeting   not big              mobile phone   has achieved   anybody else
uncovered        facebook       hug between myself is          enough for a         to connect     because of     know I clicked
face-to-face.    page.          friends.       more fun.       blog.         Yes.   with people.   me.            on theirs:)
I have never
tried any
online dating
service. For      It's more due
me there is a     to the
conceptual        perception we
flaw with         have of online
online dating     sharing
which is that     sources
since it is       (example:
made as           Facebook)         I would
going to the      while             appreciate
market            relationships     both gifts
shopping, and     in real life is   (because it is                              An idea
given the         more serious.     a way to                                    similar to
human             This is why I     express the                       
nature, very      might be able     feelings, the                               could be used
few people        to share some     feelings only                               to monitor       Search
will be           embarrassing      matter). but I                              where and        History: I
"satisfied"       stuff online      will appreciate                             when people      would take a
whoever is        which I won't     more the real                               or shopping (    discount on
the date          be                rose because                                and eventually   my purchases
because they      comfortable       it's "real"                                 what). This      equal to half
will try to       doing in real     beauty and                                  would be         of the
search            life (for         smell is a                                  useful to help   increase in
"better" in the   example           better               I don't expect         people in        profit due to Giving more
market to find    photos,           embodiment           myself to use          identifying      my search     access to the
a better deal.    stories ...)      of the feelings no   Twitter          yes   trends           history       social graph
                                                                                                                         I'd expect free
I feel that                                                        I expect that                                         things in
there is still a                                                   I'll get bored                                        return, or         I wish
stigma                                                             of it, unless all                                     maybe a few        Facebook will
attached to                                                        my friends                                            hundred            allow filters for
online dating.                                                     take it up. I                                         dollars. Or        quizzes and
It has worked                                                      think                                                 perhaps if I'm     automatically
well in pairing                                                    Facebook is                                           interested in      stop people
people with                                                        trying to be                                          seeing the         who
similar                                                            like Twitter,                                         results of the     repeatedly
interests, but                                      Yes. I like    so at some                                            information        send invites to
opposites do       I definitely                     reading what point they'll         Yes, I do not                     the marketer       quizzes and
attract and I      share data                       others write,  overlap and         like my data     It can help in   is collecting, I   applications
wonder if they     more readily    I'd appreciate   but I like it  twitter will        to be used for   finding          would want to      and have
account for        with my real    a real rose      more if people become              undisclosed      discount         see those          already
that.              life friends.   more.            reply to me.   obsolote.           reasons.         codes.           results.           ignored.
I don't think
online dating
is not safe. If    I think I will
the people         share my                                                                                        Other than
can be             pictures more                                                                                   receiving
recognized as      readily with                                                                    I can use the money, I want
who they           my online                                                                       mobile phone to receive
really are, that   friends. When                                                                   to find where about some
will help a lot    it online, the     I think it is                                                can I buy       precious
to reduce the      comments are       much easier                                                  things. I also information
risk. So I         kinda fun for      to send to                                                   know the        instead. Like
suggest            me. But you        virtual rose                                 No. In that     google phone who checked
people must        cannot expect      than sending                                 way, I can      can scan the my facebook
provide their      you all your       a real rose.                                 only consider   bar-code of     page. If they
real ID to         friends to give    So I would                    I think I can  I was           the             can provide
open an            you funny          take the real                 use it to make deceived by     commodity       information I
account. Also,     comments in        rose more                     more people them, so I         and can         need, I can     They can
that ID should     a short time.      seriously than                in the US      don't want to   check the       give the        implement
be verified        They need          the virtual    I don't use    other than     buy things      cheapest        information     who checked
first.             time to do that.   rose.          Twitter now.   Asia.          from them.      shop for users. they need.      my page.
I think the        I have met                                                                                                 If I were to
internet can       online friends                                                                                             give a
be a great         in the context                                                                                             marketer
way for            of some sort                                                                                               access to
people to          of mutual                                                                                                  such
meet, but I        interest such                                                                                              information, I
personally         as an online                                                                                               would expect
would be very      game or a                                                                                                  a high level of
wary using         pen pal                            I do not use                                                            personalized
such a             language                           Twitter, but if I                                                       service that
service. It's      exchange                           did, I would                                                            caters to my
not always         service. As                        definitely                                                              interests and
clear if the       an example, I                      place more                                                              daily activities
other person       have a pen                         importance on                                                           such as
is truthful        pal from                           reading the                                                             keeping up to
about certain      Germany with                       tweets of                                                               date on
details. I think   whom I                             other people.                                                           current events
Facebook, if       corresponded       A virtual rose I honestly                                               Maybe           and
used               in both            sounds like a don't know                                                companies       mathematics/s      I wish
judiciously,       English and        cute little way why people                                              can send text   tatistics.         Facebook
can be a help      German so          of saying       would follow                                            message to      Some               would revert
in online          that we can        "hello" to      me on my                                                people          services           to the old
dating, not in     become more        someone         mundane                                                 whenever a      might include      layout with
the search         proficient in      special. On     daily                                                   product of      finding            application
phase, but in      each other's       the other       schedule, but                                           interest        pertinent RSS      boxes on the
the actual         language. In       hand, since     it could be         If I were on       I would be       comes out on    feeds and          main page.
relationship       this               more effort     really neat to      Twitter, I         less likely to   the market.     looking at         The present
phase. One         correspondenc      goes into       follow              would expect       buy from         Websites        different kinds    layout is much
could learn        e, I find that I   sending a real someone both         that I would       companies        designed for    of retail          cleaner and
more about         more readily       rose, I would famous and            use it to follow   that use my      mobile phone    websites for       organized, but
his/her            share              place more      personally          tweets of          data for         internet        me and             I feel the
partner online,    information        importance      interesting.        friends and        purposes not     viewing could   picking out        profiles are
and it would       about family       and meaning This doesn't            political          expressed        also be         products I         less
easy sharing       and school life    on that.        include Oprah.      figures.           forthrightly.    supported.      might buy. If I    interactive.
People have
learnt that
pictures are
deceiving. A
very ugly girl
can become a
very beautiful
girl with the
right pose.
most girls
who post their
photos on
online dating
sites aren't
that pretty.
The pretty
ones already
have                                                                                    Use mobile
boyfriend, or                                                                           phone to tell
can easily find   In project                                                            me where is
a boyfriend in    discussions,                                                          the closest      In monetary
the real world    people are                                                            shopping         terms, I would
(not virtual      more willing to                                                       mall. Or         be asking for
world).           express their     The gift is just                                    mobile phone     at least
                  opinion           a medium for                                        can tell me      USD10,000. I
Hot or not        online. There     expressing a                                        where the        think my
works well.       is no face to     feeling (love),                                     cheapest item    personal
Using             face              virtual or not.              So that I won't        is. Or mobile    information is
computer          interaction, so   But since                    be the only            phone can tell   very important
algorithms to     people are        virtual roses                one not using          me where to      to me. I don't   Give me
match people      less worried      are easier to                it ? Peer              go to buy a      know what        access to all
doesn't seem      about             buy, it seems I seldom use   pressure               certain          they will do     the pictures
to work that      rejection.        less sincere. Twitter.       maybe ?         Yes.   product.         with it.         and wall posts.
I have never
done online
only works for
dating if you
have already
met the
person (i.e.
you meet
them at a
party and then
they friend
you later on).
I would feel
going on a
date with
completely                                                                                                I really would
random. It                                                                                                not like to give
might be                                                                                                  a marketer
better to have                                                                                            access to the
an online                         I would prefer                                                          things listed
dating service                    a real rose,                                            If I had an     above. I don't
that has some                     but maybe I'm                                           iPhone, it      believe cash
sort of 3-                        just more                                               could help me or a more
degrees-of-                       traditional. A                                          find the things personalized
separation                        virtual rose                                            I               service would      None--every
(i.e. you date   Music            seems like                             No, probably     want/like/need be enough to        idea I can
a friend of a    preferences, less effort and                            not. It's just   by directing    get me to          think of has
friend of a      political views, has less             I don't plan to   clever           me where to     share those        already been
friend). That    and photos.      meaning.       No.   use Twitter.      marketing.       go.             things.            done.
Mmmm...          Only things                                                                                            I have to
good             related to my                                                                                          comment on
question! I've   work ;           I think that I'd                                                                      'email
been             volunteering ;   still be more                                                                         headers and
interested in    intellectual     excited about                                                                         'email
the business     pursuits (eg.    a real rose                                                                           content': I
of online        interesting      because it                                                                            would
dating for a     books, ideas,    requires more                                                                         naturally say
while and        etc.) ;          effort to go                                                                          'no-way' but      Turn off
decided to       recommendati     and buy a real                                                                        Gmail has         status
register to      ons for          rose and bring                                                                        proven me         updates or let        restaurants,     it to me, than                                                                        otherwise... :-(  me turn them
about a          movies,          simply click a                                                                                          off / hide
month ago.       places. In       few times on                                                                           so I put 7 to    them. It really
Given that I     other words      a button in                       I will definitely                                    show that I      annoys me to
am really        things that      order to buy a                    use it for                                           still don't like read
single, I        can be shared    virtual rose.                     marketing                                            the fact that    meaningless
created a real   in the public    Plus, it has                      purposes both                                        Google           things that are
profile and      domain.          smell. On the                     for my                                               actually uses constantly
paid for a one                    other hand, it                    company and                                          my email         clattering my
month            I will not share last shorter                      for Pro-                            Apps like        headers and landing page.
subscription.    anything         time than a                       Human (the                          SnapTel          content to       I want to use
So far I         personal such virtual rose... I                    Facebook                            (taking a        show me          FB as a
haven't found    as my            guess each                        page I've                           picture of a     advertising in communicatio
anyone who is    address,         one has it's                      created as                          product,         Gmail...         ns / casual
to my liking,    phone            pros and                          part of this                        comparing to                      gaming /
and I assume     number,          cons. Also,                       class).                             a DB, and        In response to advertising
that this is     personal         I've never                        However, I          YES, but it     providing        the question, I platform and
how the          status,          received a                        am not              depends how     price            would            these feeds
service should   income level, virtual rose,         I do not use   planning to         badly I need    comparison       definitely       distract me
be judged. So    emotions,        so I don't         Twitter. See   use it in order     their product   and search       agree to         and make my
my view of       memories,        really know        above for my to share my           and what are    results) are     expose           experience
online dating    information      how I would        criticism      status with         the             exactly what     certain types 'noisy' and
is still not     about my         feel about it.     about Twitter. 'followers'.        alternatives.   I'd like to use. of personal      unpleasant.
                                                                                                                                  I wish that
                                                                                                                                  facebook had
                                                                                                                                  some sort of a
I have                                                                                                                            "bookmark"
negative                                                                                                                          system for
connotations                                                                                                                      people's
about online                      Sending a                                                                                       statuses and
dating                            virtual rose                                                                                    newsfeeds.
because of all                    doesn't take                                                                                    Sometimes I
the child                         the effort or    I just like                                                                    read a really
predators,                        the time to      reading what                                                                   funny status
rapists, etc                      required send    others wrote.                                                                  msg (or a link
online. I don't                   a real rose.     For example.                                                                   to a cool
think online                      However, I       one of the                                                                     website, etc)
dating works                      wouldn't see     celebrities                                                     I would not    and after a
because I                         the difference   that I follow is                                                mind giving    few days, I
believe that it   The data that   in someone       Eminem. I                                                       some private want to read it
lacks three       I share with    hand-drawing     listen to his      I think I will   Yes I would                 data for       again, but I
key elements      my online       me a picture     music              use it as an     be less likely              money or for can't find it
of a              friends are     and sending a    religiously and    "informal        to buy from                 free products because it
relationship:     data that       scanned          I want to know     email"           them, unless No I do not    that I can try has been
physical          would make      version online   when his next      between my       they clearly   receive      (free as in    drowned by
proximity,        my real life    vs giving me     album or           friends, just    made           marketing    absolutely $0 other useless
hearing, and      friends to      the hand-        single is          the way I've     statements     msgs from    for me, not    random
touch             make            drawing          coming out so      been using       that they were businesses   even paying    newsfeeds
(somatosensor     judgments       picture in-      that I can get     facebook's       using my data via my mobile for shipping   and status
y system).        about me.       person.          it.                wall posts.      in that way.   phone.       and handling). msgs.
It's a brilliant                                                                                        I'd want a
idea - you can     Don't have                                                                           substantial
comfortably        any internet                                                                         amount of
search             friends I                                                              I think I've  money to give
through 100s       haven't also                                                           gotten a      a marketer
or even 1000s      met in real                                                            couple, and I access to
of people you      life. However,                                                         was annoyed. such personal
would never        I've noticed                                                           One of the    data as e-mail
otherwise          that because                                                           best things   and facebook
meet.              gchat or                                                               about cell    messages!
However,           facebook chat                                         By "trick" me phones is the $100,000
there are at       seems a little                                        to listen to     relatively    maybe? And
least two big      more                                                  their message freedom from strict
problems I'm       anonymous,                                            - do you mean telemarketing guarantees
aware of. (1)      people tend to                                        target an ad? (or              that they
There's stills     use that                                              I figure they    teletexting). would protect
some stigma        medium for                                            would be         Since mass    my data.
attached to        emotionally                                           blasting me      texting is so
signing up,        intense                                               with ads         easy, my fear In general, I
and (2) I read     conversations                                         anyway, so       is that text  do think the
an article         (they                                                 they might as spam will        "targeting" of   Facebook
talking about      shouldn't do                                          well try to      become a      ads is better    dating! Force
how people         this b/c the                                          make them        problem. I    than random      everyone is
are too picky      emotional                                             relevant. but if hope the      ads, but ads     on facebook
when they are      bandwith is so                                        they are using government      in general are   to become
allowed to         narrow. But I                                         some data to and cell          a bad            part of an
choose their       think that                                            advertise to     phone         information      online dating
own potential      narrow band      I'd say a real                       me when they companies         source. They     pool. Voila,
matches. A         also makes it    rose is about                        otherwise        keep a tight  are by           you have
few very           easier to be     1000x better!                        wouldn't be      lid on this   definition       instantly
attractive         self-            Takes more                           able to, then    issue         biased.          captured a
people end up      disclosing.      effort to send,                      I'd be annoyed                 Targeted         representative
getting a                           and way more                                                        biased ads       sample of the
disproportionat                     beautiful       Don't use it   n/a                                  are still ads.   population.
I have a great
idea for online
dating that Im
The issue with
online dating
is that you                                                                                                                 I wish they
have to solve                                                                                                               didnt go
the chicken                                                                                                                 ahead with
and egg                                                                                                                     the real time
problem. If                                                                                                                 feed. I liek to
you can get                                      Twitter has                                                                see what my
around that,                                     effectively                                                                friends are
theres a ton                                     become my                                                                  doing
of money to                                      new RSS                                                                    throughout
be made.                                         feed.                                                                      the day and I
                                                 Because I                                                                  dont have the
I have been                                      follow the top                                                             opportunity to
thinking about                                   tech and                                                                   check
an idea that                                     startup                                                                    constantly for
would merge                                      personalities I                                                            status
language                                         get all the                                                                updates. I
learning with                                    news I want.                    Absolutely.                                liked the static
online dating.    articles that i                But i also                      "trick" has                                feed where i
Online            read online. I                 want to share                   negative                                   can look at
language          share a ton of                 that                            connotations                               the end of the
learning is a     links. I                       information.      Meet more     and I dont like                            day at what
proven            wouldnt                        So id say         interesting   to be tricked. I                           my friends did
business          necessarily do                 tweeting          folks....and  like to be                 I would like a during the
model. Also,      that wth my                    myself an         draw up great persuaded.                 cut of all      day. now it
folks liek to     real friends                   reading from      conversations Theres a                   revenues they gets lost in
learn things      because i can                  others are        around topics clear line                 generate from the real time
with other        just talk to    none. I hate   equally           im passionate between the                my clicks or    nature of the
people. If you    them about it roses.           important         about.        two.             I dont.   search history. feed.
                                                                                                               I guess that I
                                                                                                               divide this two
                                                                                                               ways. For
                                                                                                               searches, I
                                                                                                               would be fine
                                                                                                               if they made
                                                                                                               the web work
                  Yikes.                                                                                       better for me.
I feel that       Probably                                                                                     By giving me
dating sites      personal                                                                                     accurate,
have done         situations with                                                                              targted,
well to           those closest                                                                                faster, or
overcome          to me                                                                                        even
their stigma,     (husband,                                                                                    anticipated
but my friends    sister, etc.)                                                                 I don't        results, I
who have          Real life                                                                     respond to     would be
tried dating      friends know                                                                  them.          happy. I use
sites tell me     these people                                                                  Because my     the web to
they are 'all     and may            Virtual means                                              phone is used extract mostly
the same'. I      disclose           less. There is                                             to             non-personal      I find it a bit
think this is a   information or     less effort and                                            communicate information,         hard to
general           feelings that I    the enjoyment                                              with those I   so for me an      search - you
problem with      have               for me is                                                  care about     invasion of my    need to be
the web - so      confided.          shorter. A                                                 most, it       privacy at the    exact in what
much noise.       Online             real rose                                                  actually       expense of        you are
Specialized       friends, if they   takes the time                                             angers me      personal time     looking for. I
web services      care, would        to stop, pick it               It will be more             slightly.      gain is fine.     always don't
may appeal to     be more            out and buy it.                mainstream,                 Somehow I      For content       know what it
less people,      removed from        I also enjoy                  by this I mean              feel that they and               is I am
but the           the situation      that Ican put it               that my                     are invading   relationship      looking for, so
customers         and may            in a place to                  parents may                 my personal    access, I         I have been
may be more       provide better     lift my spirits  Sorry don't   know what it                communicatio wouldn't            easily
loyal.            advice.            for many days. use it.         is.             100% yes.   n space.       consider          dissuaded.
I am not a fan      I guess online     (I am                                               Totally.          I receive ads     I going to be
of online           friends on         supposing                                           Ignorance is      from at&t to      boring here
dating. The         facebook can       that a virtual                                      bliss             which I am        but mostly in
biggest             see me in          item is a                                           unfortunately.    subscribed to.    exchange for
drawback            pictures in the    picture of                                          If I knew half    I hate them, I    something
concerning          latest parties I   something)                                          of what           always think      that truly
online dating       went to. That      Virtual roses                                       companies do      that I have       helps me,
is that it is not   is not             suck! They're                                       with my data,     received          something
the same            something I        totally lame, I                                     I'm sure I        something         that helps me
experience as       share              just don't get                     That's hard to would be            important         as much as a
actually            immediately        people who                         say. I           totally           from a friend     friend of mine
meeting             with real          do it. Ok, ok,                     currently use outraged and         and when I        could. Why
someone in          friends; I         maybe that's                       it mostly by     would try to      realize that I    would
reality,            mean, I don't      a little                           searching        stop using        received a        marketers be
smelling            walk around        extreme.                           through all of their services      marketing         any different
them, seeing        with 100           Maybe I do                         the tweets       and try to        message to        than friends of
the micro-          pictures in my     have a split                       people make influence              get me to         mine? I don't
expressions         pocket and         second when                        with trendy      others to stop    subscribe to a    give my
on their face       say: hey           I say to                           keywords to      using their       more              browsing
in                  dude, look at      myself: hey                        know what is services too.         expensive         history to
unconventiona       what I did this    that's nice of                     going on.        But I don't       monthly plan,     douches, why       Voting on
l settings (i.e.    week-end :)        them. But                          Maybe I'll start and so I          I get totally     should I give it   pictures
not their           This is            then the next                      using it as a    continue          annoyed.          to people not      uploaded by
cuddly chair in     probably due       almost                             way to get       using all these   They              promising me       fans on
front of their      to nature of       immediate                          answers more services.             generally also    a great            facebook
cute                facebook, I        crushing                           quickly by                         say, "if you      service in         pages.
computer),          kind of feel       feeling is:       I admit that I   asking things Another              want to stop      exchange? I        Endless lists
seeing how          important by       what the f***     don't really     to a group of potential idea:      receiving         do generally       of thousands
they act in a       posting            do you want       use twitter. I   people who       rather than       these             agree to give      of pictures on
night a club:       pictures and I     me to do with     generally go     can answer       mining every      messages,         information in     facebook
are they shy?       have the           this crappy       on twitter to    more quickly possible data-        reply STOP",      exchange for       pages are
are they            impression         virtual rose?!    read what        and efficiently feed               which I do        very good          totally
totally             that I can still                     others have      than a search generated by         and then they     price rebates.     discouraging
extroverted?        show off           That being        tweeted.         engine.          user behavior,    tell me that it   For example,       for me.
eharmony is a                  Completely                             I'll have a                                       let me pick a     Partner with
joke! I have                   different. Not                         messaging                                         few vendors       me to create
over 1700                      so much                                and branding                                      like Guitar       a "school"
"matches"                      meaning.                               campaign for                                      Center or         (middle
over the last                  Hey, just a                            the Million                                       Whole Foods.      school and
year and the                   little fun                             Student                                           Give me an        HS) filter that
success rate                   thinking of                            March going.                                      account           knows when
with anyone                    you. In                                I'll be sending                                   tracker with      you are in
I'd consider                   person, one                            out notices for                                   points/cash       school and
just having                    rose - that's                          "action" that if                                  that showed       adjusts
had a                          someone                                you are                                           in real time      content
successful                     who's thought                          following,                                        how much i        accordingly:
date with is                   about you a                            you'll get and                                    am being
below 1%.                      lot, had to go                         be able to act                                    rewarded to       1. all
                               buy it, thought                        upon. If movie                                    spend their.      messages
Trust me, as                   about                                  stars and                                         When there is     routed to
an "expert" in                 choosing just                          sports stars                                      IMMEDIATE         certain inbox
this at age 46                 one instead of                         join the                                          feedback, i'd     for
having used                    a bouquet.                             education                                         be more           teacher/admin, 8-                  Seen all kinds                         cause, my                          I am now just  willing to        tracking
minute dating,                 of other                               tweets and                         getting        contribute and    2. obsenity
hurrydate,                     flowers in the                         the stars                          random         see my            filter
eharmony,                      store, had                             tweets will                        phone calls in ongoing           3. Profile
Nerve,                         time to                                contain good                       spanish to my  reward. When      page adjusted
SFgate                         second guess                           news about                         phone - mass   there is          for school
persons...                     themselves                             education and                      telemarketing. transparency -    content:
                               over and over.                         new cool                           That enrages   I see when i      homework,
1. In the end,                 had to carry it   reading              content.                           me because I   get points and    projects, tutor
it's all about                 all the way to    others. the                                             cannot put     for what          links, teacher
chemistry to                   you third         feedback             People will                        them on a do   actions, i'd do   access...
get things     Things related guessing... (if    value for what       want to track      if the          not call list  more of those
started. Live  more towards this is a first      I would write        me or a            message has     because no     actions.          Some schools
events         fantasy to      move of           is so low that       spokesperson       no relevance,   one is talking                   don't allow
fascilitated   online friends. course) and       it's not worth it.   on the             yes.            to me.         Hey, free         Facebook.
Online Dating     I do not share                                                      No. If I am so   I rarely          In most of the
has not been      minute details                                                      hesitant about   receive such      questions
able to gain      of my life with                                                     a company        messages on       above, I've
enough            either of my                                                        snooping on      my mobile,        market 5 as
momentum          friends. But I                                                      my data I        and if I do I     my answer
since people      definitely                                                          should have      generally         since sharing
still don’t       share                                                               preferred        ignore such       the data is
really “trust”    milestones in                                                       encrypting it    messages.         dependent on      Integrate my
this service.     my life with      A real rose                                       first or maybe   Any user          what              Gmail/Yahoo
Earlier online    only my real      holds more                                        personally       would hate        application       email
dating            friends (like     significance                                      giving the       receiving         the marketer      accounts into
services had      when I got my     than a virtual                                    receiver the     messages          would use it      Facebook.
problem like      driving           rose. So                                          document in      from a service    for. If it’s my   This would
spamming,         license, or       eventhough a                                      hard copy. By    unless he/she     email service     allow me to
outdated and      bought a new      real rose may                                     sharing the      subscribes to     that is being     read my mails
fake profiles.    car). Most of     not last a                                        data on the      it.               read, I would     as newsfeeds
Fake profiles     my                lifetime, I                                       web I am in      There are         ask for more      from
is a major        professional      value it more                                     way making       various           storage in        Facebook
deterrent         friends on        than a virtual Yes, I use                         your             indirect ways     exchange. If      itself thereby
since they        LinkedIn          rose. This       twitter. I use it                document         of marketing a    it’s someone      making
really don’t      contain           may also be      more to read                     susceptible to   product using     who gets          Facebook the
know the truth    people whom       because          about what        Searching for be read by        mobile            access to my      only website I
behind the        I would have      we’ve got so others are            a job! It does someone and      phones. For       full Facebook     ever visit.
person they’re    met only once     used to          writing. Since have the          hence I          example, a        Profile (and      There are 3rd
chatting with.    / twice (in       sending each I follow some potential to           wouldn’t mind    startup names     other             party
New methods       some              other “virtual” technology         reach a lot of if the           "SMSGupShu        information       Facebook
are being tried   conference,       items (kisses, bloggers, their people, so         company          p" in India       like which        applications
like Virtual      etc). So these    kicks,           tweets help       why not build uses it to        (Twitters         pages I visit     which try to
dating which      cover most of     chocolates,      me stay           a network of   place related    equivalent),      and like), I      do so
includes          my “online        etc), that’s its updated with professionals advertisement          allows users      would ask for     currently (Eg :
building          friends” and I    value in our     the latest        on it? Maybe s / message (      to send mass      better            Fmail), but it
avatars to        share with        lives has        articles they     an mashup of but obviously      SMSs to           personalized      seems to
interact with     them only         really           are posting on LinkedIn and not a big             people in their   newsfeed i.e.     have loads of
people.           milestones        decreased.       their blogs.      Twitter.       popup which      group. At the     feeds             problems.
Personally, I  I think that the                                                        I don't think     When          If I gave a      I would wish
would not use  "status" in                                                             that it would     physically    marketer         that Facebook
online dating  Facebook or                                                             make me less      shopping at a access, I        could
because it is  tweets in                                                               likely to buy     store, you    would expect     implement a
such an        Twitter are                                                             from them if      don't have thegood services    suggestion
unnatural way  good                                                                    their             benefits of   to be derived    system for
of meeting     examples of                                                             messages          shopping      from the         who I have
other people.  different                                                               didn't get in     online for    information.     forgotten to
Especially     interactions                                                            the way to the    reading       This would       either interact
with           with online                                                             point of          reviews,      mean             with online or
something as   friends from                                                            making their      asking for    personalized     view their
inherently     real life          A real rose                                          site extremely    advice from   suggestions      profile
personal as    friends. In real   has tangible                                         annoying to       others, or    that would       recently. I've
dating, I      life, I would      values to it,                                        use. Targeted     comparing     best fit my      noticed that
would prefer   never tell my      such as its                                          ads, for          similar       interests, as    because of
to meet the    friends, either    beauty, smell,                     In half a year,   example,          products to   well as ads      how
person face-   face-to-face       and feel.                          after most of     wouldn't really   get the best  that are         Facebook
to-face first  or through         Although both                      my friends        change my         price. With a actually         lists the most
before         texts/phone        virtual and                        have              experience        mobile phone, interesting to   recent status
deciding to go calls, exactly     real roses are                     graduated, I      negatively, as    you would     me. I wouldn't   updates first, I
on a date with what was on        "roses," a                         could see         the ads would     now have      require cash     only see the
them. Simply   my mind            virtual rose is   I just signed    myself using      exist             access to     from             profiles of
reading words  every few          simply a          up for a twitter Twitter to stay   regardless of     these         marketers for    those who
can be         minutes.           picture and       account, but I in touch with       them using        services even access to my     use Facebook
misleading,    Online,            lacks a lot of    don't regularly them. It's a       my data or        in the store. information,     status the
and            however, I         emotional         use it. If I     good way for      not. If,                        but I would      most. There
completely     could update       value. Virtual    were to use      people to give    however, they     Mobile        require that     are a lot of
ignores other  my                 roses are also    Twitter more, short updates        start using the   phones could they didn't       other people,
important      status/tweet       not unique, as    reading what on their lives        data and start    also be used change the        however, who
aspects of     my thoughts        any picture       others wrote     and to stay up-   producing pop-    to get        way they         I am more
attraction.    and it is          can easily be     would be         to-date on        ups or force      recommendati acted to          interested in,
               socially           replicated        more             what's            me to visit       ons on other bombard me        but can't think
What would     acceptable.        millions of       important to     happening         pages to          items you     with more ads    of at the top
work well with This               times.            me.              with them.        listen to their   might want in than before      of my head,
                                                                                                                   if I give my
                                                                                                                   information to
                                                                                                                   a recruiter, I
                                                                                                                   hope he can
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                 But I can                                                          year ago.     yes, I           think recruiter
                 imagine, I will                                                    Some          received lots is very
                 share my                                                           company treat of mobile        important if
                 online friends                                                     me as their   phones for       you want to
                 some emotion                                                       member, and some               find a job.
                 things, like, I   I prefer real                                    let me pay 12 newspapers. I will not gona
                 feel happy        rose.                                            dollars per   If I said, sorry to give my
                 today, or I am    Because if                                       month, I do   , I already      personal
                 so                someone buy                                      not know how have a            information in
                 sad.Somehow,      a rose for you.                                  they get my   newspaper,       order to have
                  it not good to   he will choose                                   information.  they             some cash. It     I think
                 share my          which one to                                     They can      encouraged       not worth         facebook can
I do not know    sadness to        buy, and pay                                     charge my     you to buy       enough.           use some
much about       my readily        attention to it.                                 money though theirs. So , I    I will give       other
online dating    friends,          That means                                       my checking said, sorry, I     some              languages, I
things.          because they      he really want                                   account. I am am not XXX. information to         know this is
but I do think   will worried      to give you a                                    so angry with You dial the     subscribe         very difficult.
Craigslist is    about me.         gift.                                            the whole     wrong            magazines         But this is
very good,       But I just        But, he can                                      thing.        number. They and some              more
easy to use,     wanna speak       just click one                  I will use it    However, I    have never       sale              convenient for
and give us      out, I will       button then he                  and try          never buy     called again. I information, I     non-English
lots of useful   choose online     can send you sorry. I do not    whether I will   things from   think this is a can get what I     speaking
information.     friends.          a virtual rose. know Twitter.   like it.         buy,com.      good way.        want, and I       country.
                                Hmm... a
                                virtual rose is
                                sort of
                                Its not really a
                                rose at all. If                                                                    Better way to
                                you cant smell                                                                     search for
                                it or touch it,                                                                    people.
                                what use is it?                                                                    Sometimes it
I think online                   Things such                                                                       is hard to tell
dating works                    as sending                                                                         if the person
well as an       Perhaps if you pictures are                                                     if the            you have
introduction     are involved   more                                                             marketer is       found is the
tools, for       in a           meaningful.                                                      not providing     person you
finding people community        E-mailing                                                        you a direct      are looking
that you might based on a       someone a                                                        service in        for. Perhaps
like to meet in common          picture                                                          exchange,         they could let
person. By       medical        obviously lets                                                   maybe             you have a bit
definition, part problem, if    them actually                                                    discounts         more
of dating is a would be         see the                                                          earned on         information
physical         much easier    picture. I think                                                 purchases         about the
relationship / to share         those kinds of                                                   you make.         person before
attraction, and details of the things are                                                        For instance,     you ask to
you can never problem with important -                                                           if you are        become
accomplish       other people the                                                                giving            friends. It
that on-line,    on-line who    communicatio                                      I sometimes    amazon your       would have to
so I think       share the      ns that let us                                    do receive     data, they        be something
online dating problem, You send real                                              these types of could you a       not too
will likely      probably       information                                       messages. I 10% off              personal, but
never play a     wouldnt want electronically,                    Yes, I would     delete them    coupon code       that would still
bigger role      to share this  not so much                      definitely be    as soon as I   for a certain     let you identify
than             info with your the ones that                    less likely to   realize they   time frame of     them as the
"introduction" real life        involve virtual                  buy from         are marketing monitoring         correct
type activities. friends.       things.          No.   nothing   them.            messages.      you activities.   person.
I forgot the       To be honest                                                                       A couple        If I gave a
actual number      I can't think of                                                                   times I have    marketer
but I was very     anything right     A real rose is                                                  had services    access to my
surprised to       now that I         more                                                            that I signed   search history
learn that a       would share        meaningful                                                      up for online   and click
significant        more readily       but harder to                                                   (that           stream I
number of          online than in     show off. It is                                 If it does cost requested a     would expect
couples who        real life. I       more                                            me any          phone           recommendati
married in the     think for me       meaningful                                      additional      number) give    ons to new,
last year met      it's not that I    because the                                     money I am      me a call. I    interesting
online. There      would more         effort required                                 likely to       hate this and I sites, and
are a couple       readily share      to go buy a                                     continue        generally       perhaps
of traditional     something          rose and give                  Nothing. As it using a           ignore or       suggested
apprehensions      online than in     it to me in                    is now, I do     product or      hang up on      friends (on a
 about people      real life, but     person is                      not find twitter service         such calls.     social site) of
meeting            often it is        much greater                   different        regardless of                   others who
online,            more               than clicking                  enough from how the data I would much have similar
especially for     convenient to      send on a                      facebook         is used. If car rather have     behavior.
dating. First,     share              facebook gift.                 updates to       GPS devices pop up ads on Facebook
there is the       something          On the other                   make it worth sell my driving my phone           information       Bring back a
issue of           online than in     hand, a rose                   the effort of    patterns to     than get        (wall posts,      personalized
authenticity. It   real life. So      on my profile                  updating two insurance           marketing       messages,         news feed.
is very easy to    for example        will get more                  sites. Even      companies       phone calls. I implicit           Maybe as a
create fake        it's easier to     views than a                   with the twitter who then jack am hoping         content) I        separate tab,
profiles or        write a twitter    real rose                      facebook         up my rates,    that mobile     would want to     because the
generally act      update about       sitting in my                  application, I for example, phones               be able to        live feed is
disingenuous       something          room. So                       still have to    then I would    conform to      improve the       also
online.            that just          perhaps a       Reading what check twitter try to find a        the current     feed as far as    interesting,
Specifically,      happened           rose online     others wrote. for updates       subscription    state of the    what              but I am only
my friends         than calling       will be more    It's fun and   from friends     service that    internet as far information is    interested in
and I              my friends         significant in  interesting to which is the     offered the     as advertising fed to me.         about 10% of
sometimes          and telling        terms of        see what       same as what same service goes. Some             Marketers         everything
joke about         them in            boosting my     others are     I get from       without the     sites have      would have to     written to my
how a girl can     person.            social status. talking about. facebook.         data sharing. useful,           give me           live feed.
                   I don't have
                   any online
                   friends, but I
                   might share
                   things like a
                   cool youtube
                   video or a
                   funny web
                   page or an
                   with friends
                   online sooner
                   than with
                   friends in real
                   life. Although,                                                                               Oh, my
                   I think my rate                                                                               privacy can
I think online     of                                                                                            definitely be
dating still has   communicatio                                                                                  bought if the
a significant      n with friends                                                                                price is right.
stigma             via facebook                                                                                  Obviously it
attached, and      and other                                                                                     depends on
even though I      online tools                                                                                  the terms, but
have a couple      will increase                                                                Yes. I           I'd probably        It would be
good friends       drastically                                                                  respond if       be willing to       nice if I only
who actively       when I leave                                                Yes, I'd be      response gets allow a                saw details on
do it, I still     Stanford as I                                               less likely to   me something marketer                good friends
don't think I      won't have                                                  buy from         free like a free complete            and if friends I
could bring        most of my        A virtual rose                            them. No, I      movie ticket. access to my           don't care
myself to sign     friends living    is much much           Don't think I'll   have not         Otherwise I      entire life for a   about didnt
up at this         in the same       less                   use it in 6        experienced      ignore them      grand a             show up as
point.             dorm as me.       meaningful.    Nope.   months             this.            completely.      month.              often.
I think online     I would share      A virtual rose                      If I were to                      I frequently
dating works       data about my      will definitely                     use twitter, I                    receive
well for           personal life      make me                             would expect      Yes, I would    marketing
meeting many       more readily       smile.                              to use it for     feel that my    messages                         I would be
people in a        with my online     However,                            sharing           privacy was     from                             really
short amount       friends than       receiving a                         information       violated and    newspapers                       interested in
of time. It also   with my real       real rose will                      with other        will probably   and                              getting "profile
allows a           life ones. It is   make me                             people who        find another    magazines via                    insights"
person to          definitely         much more                           share             similar         my home           If I gave a    similar to the
"filter out"       easier to          happy since it                      common            product or      phone. I try to   marketer       page insights
people with        share data         is a more                           interests or      service         decline the       access, I      that facebook
whom they          without seeing     intimate gift.                      activities. I     offered         offer politely,   would request has. Of
might have         the other          Given how                           have read an      elsewhere.      but in some       either cash    course, the
common             person's           easy it is to                       article a while   However, I      cases, I am       (around a      are privacy
interests.         reaction or        send virtual                        ago about         think this is   forced to         couple         issues
However, I         hearing their      roses, I will      No, I do not     how surgeons      very different hang up the        hundred        associated
think online       judgment. In       assume that        use twitter.     were using        from            phone if the      dollars per    with that, but
dating still       addition to        the sender         However, I       twitter to        recommendati person I am          month) or      facebook can
faces the          that, when I       might have         definitely think collect           ons for         talking to is     access to      get around
problem of         am sharing         sent it to other   that reading     information       example. I      not               some section that by only
misrepresentat     information        people as          what others      about surgical    would not       responsive to     of the total   displaying
ion, etc... For    with my online     well, thus         wrote would      procedures        mind having     my                information    information if
example, one       friends, I have    removing the       be more          etc. and I        recommendati comments.            gathered if it there are
of my friends      the luxury of      intimacy and       important to     have found it     ons for certain                   is relevant to enough
acts really        finding the        the beauty of      me. On           really            products etc. However,            me. In         viewers of my
differently on     best way to        the act.           facebook for interesting.          based on the targeted sms         addition to    page. I would
instant            phrase my          However,           example, I am Thus, it is          interests I     marketing         that, match    like to know
messaging          statements as      sending a real     more             easy to           shared for      seems more        makers,        who is
compared to        well as            rose is much       interested in    imagine how       example.        interesting to    personal       interested in
his real life      thinking about     more               reading other twitter can                          me. I have        recommendati my profile
behavior (not      the                personal and       people's         create a          Luckily, I have already           ons, etc.      (professional
necessarily in     information I      demands            statuses than virtual domain       not             received          might be       or other) and
a bad way,         want to            much more          updating my      of intellectual   experienced     messages          interesting to what is
but it seems       reveal.            interest in a      own.             exchange.         this so far.    about             me.            interests them.
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online dating:                                                     Any attempts                  only accept
1) selection                                                       to trick me will              personalized
effect: what                                                       be returned                   service. I       I don't like the
type of people                                                     with                          would feel       fact that
tend to post                  I don't see                          discontinued                  uncomfortable    Facebook is
themselves                    value in a                           readership,                   if my personal   becoming a
online? 2) risk               virtual                              business.                     data was         commercial
of fakeness:                  product. I                           Have had                      used to help     entity. It lost
it's hard to                  can't                                some             Delete them. the company      its original
verify what a                 consume it.                          experience       I hate them. but not me.      allure as a
person really                 At the end of                        with offers      Mobile       Cash isn't an    social site.
looks like or                 the day, I                           that advertise marketing can incentive. I      Now, with
his/her                       think a virtual                      "free" but then work only if  would rather     ads, people
personality                   good is                              charge           the consumer take my          building
online. In                    valuable only                        somehow if       consciously  business         businesses
person, at                    if it can be                         not canceled opts in or       elsewhere        on top of it, I
least, one can                converted to a       Don't think I   within a hard- gives          that didn't      don't feel
apply some                    real-life            will use        to-find day      permission a require my       much like
heuristics.     Not sure...   object/feeling. No   Twitter.        period.          priori.      personal data.   contributing.
I think online                      I definitely still
dating works                        place a lot
well in that it                     more
works well to                       importance on
match people                        a real rose.
up according                        Not that there
to                                  should be a                                                          Yes, I do. I
preferences,                        price                                                                don't respond
etcetera. I                         associated                                                           to these
think this is                       with                                                                 messages but     I think I would
important in                        sentiment, but                                                       I find it        mainly be
creating a        I don't think     I associate                                                          irritating and   interested in
strong solid      there is          virtual roses                                                        fear that I      some
foundation for    anything I        with                                                                 could be         monetary
a relationship    would share       emoticons                                                            bombarded        reward. I
and works         with my online    that are both                                      I have not had    with as many     would have to
better than       friends more      free and                                           any               texts as I do    be offered
the idea of       readily. My       seemly                                             experience of     emails from      $100 and be
"opposites        online friends    juvenile. Also,                                    this but I        different        given
attract." It      are all my real   I think the                                        would be          businesses. I    significant
probably has      life friends      ease of it                                         deeply            think if there   discounts on
not been as       since I am        makes it                                           irritated by      were a simple    their services
successful        very picky        seem like                                          this and would    way to filter    like maybe
has other         with friend       there is less                                      likely not buy    these            30%. Free
areas             acceptances.      thought put                                        from them         messages, it     access to the
because I'm       However, I        into the                                           again. I think    would be         information
not sure that     may tend to       action. But I                     If I use it at   it makes the      useful for       collected
people will       share photos      suppose                           all, it would be company lose      important        might also be
easily trust      or videos         depending on                      to read my       credibility by    emails as I      a draw if I
online dating,    more often        how virtual                       friend's         having to trick   have my cell     were              Being able to
especially with   through the       roses are                         statuses or      their             phone with       interested in     check if
the perception    web since it is   marketed and                      politicians/cele consumers         me all the       what they         someone has
of the huge       easier to post    how things         I do not use   brities'         into doing        time, but not    were              read a
number of         them that way.    change over        Twitter.       updates.         certain things.   my computer.     collecting.       message.
honestly, i                                                                                      yes, i just
never use one                                                                                    ignore them.
and i don't
have much                                                                                        i hope that
knowledge                                                                                        marketing via
about online                                                                                     mobile
dating.                                                                                          phones are
works well:                                                                                      getting more
- you got a                                                                                      sophisticated
large pool of                                                                                    of what the
selection                      personally, it                                                    users
- easier to find               does make a                                                       want/need at
"potential                     different. i                                                      precise
match"                         would rather                                                      location and
doesn't work:                  accept (or in                                                     moment in
- people lie                   this case                                                         time, e.g. i am
when they                      send) real                                                        in a bookstore
filling out the                rose. i still                                                     and voila, i
questionnaire.                 think that the                                                    got a discount                   i wish that my
- you don't                    proper way to                                                     offer to buy                     core
really know                    do. however,                                                      books at the                     connection's
them until                     my wife                                                           same                             posts/commen
they live                      seems to                                                          bookstore                        ts are shown
together                       think that it                                                     from my          mortgage:       first (sticky
- high                         doesn't matter                                   yes, i would     mobile.          0.5% discount   tag) before
expectation                    and it's the                                     be less likely                    points on       others in my
- lack of                      thought that                                     to buy from      i fear that they current         main
sense of                       counts,          yes, i use it.                  them. yes, i     will be more     mortgage        newsfeed
security                       although she     reading what     find trends,   had              intrusive with rates for 1       stream. i can
(especially for my hobbies,    thinks i am      others wrote     conduct        experience of    my personal      month of        remove the
women)           sports        cheap if i did   is more          guerrilla      this with one    data. e.g.       shopping        sticky tag
                 activities.   that.            important.       marketing.     magazine.        health records. history.         after i read it.
                                                                        Though one.
                                                                        People using
                                                                        information I
                                                                        had not
                                                                        provided I
                                     You should                         would stop
                                     have asked                         buying from
                                     this before                        them.
                                     asking how                         Information       Sometime - I
                                     many people I                      used              do not
                      The virtual    follow, since if                   differently       respond - that
                      rose would     I had                              however I         they reach the
                      not impress    answered no        Nothing. By     would             annoyence
                      me to much. to this one           the way I       probably be       levels adds
                      Like the       that one           stopped         ok with, since    online have
I have no             eCards, which would have          because it is   providing the     reached. (By
idea. Never           suck because been                 to slow. I am   information in    the way, doing
tried, never          you never put redundant.          not waiting 2   the first place   25 questions
talked to             in any trouble                    minutes to      showed my         is easy if you
anyone who            to actually    I stopped          upload one      trust in the      ask three at   No cash - just
has.           None   send a card.   tweeting.          line of text.   company.          once).         no access.     N/A
                 I would share
                 or private
                 opinions with                                                                    I would prefer
                 my strictly                                                                      cash and
                 online friends                                                                   assurances
It might be      because none                           If I do start an                          that my data
good to help     of them know                           account, I                                will be
people meet      any of my real                         expect to use      That depends           stripped of
others with      life friends, at                       it to follow       on whether or          identifying
similar          least those                            entities or        not I was              features and
interests. I     that are close                         people that I      previously a           aggregated.
think it works   enough that I      A real rose         don't              customer of            And discounts
about the        care how they      involves more       necessarily        this company.          with some of
same as          view me.           effort, and         need to             I would               their clients. I
speed dating,    What I share       therefore           contact but        probably be            realize my
but worse        with real life     indicates           would like to      less likely to         information is
because of       friends varies     greater             hear from or       buy in any             valuable and I
the lack of      with how           interest or         about, like a      case, from             would like to
face to face     close they are     affection, in       band for           backlash from          be               An "away"
contact.         to me.             my opinion.   No.   example.           feeling tricked. No.   compensated. chat status.
I don't know
too much
about online
dating and
why people                                                                                              I don't get any
like or don't                                                                                           messages
like it, but I'd                                                                                        from business
guess the                                                                                               on my mobile
problem is                                                                                              phone, but I
that when                                                                                               would
using online                                                                                            absolutely
dating, you're                    I think there is                                                      respond
really meeting                    very little in                                                        negatively to                    I wish that
someone for                       common                                                                any. I hope                      Facebook
the first time.    I would share between a                                                              that marketing                   Pages and
What's more,       my resume or virtual rose                                                            via mobile                       networks
you're             transcript     and a real                                                            phones is                        could be more
meeting with       more readily   rose. Online                                                          very precise,                    strongly
them with          with an online interactions                                                          in that it takes                 typed. A
hopes of           relationship   like facebook                                                         into account       I would want  network that's
developing         on linked in   gifts or virtual                                                      messages I've      money, and    for all
into a deep        than I would   roses aren't                                                          responded to       enough to buy musicians
personal           with my        very                                                  I would         before and         lunch once    should be
relationship,      friends. I     expressive.                                           definitely be   also takes         every couple more
instead of for     would also     Even if one                                           less likely to  into account       of weeks. A   streamlined to
more               share my       makes their                         I will probably   buy from        what I'm           personalized share music.
impersonal         health         own digital                         use it as a       them. I'm       doing at that      service that  The members
interactions       information    rose art, the                       lazy man's        actually pretty moment.            could do a    of such a
like business.     with an online very fact that                      blog by just      willing to      (which is, for     great job of  network
As far as          identity that  a real rose                         bringing up       provide my      instance,          figuring out  should be
personal           was part of a isn't stuck in a    I use Twitter,   ideas I have      own data, as directly              my immediate able to make
relationships      reputable      computer           but only to      or cool things    long as its use related to         activity and  playlists or
go, I don't        medical        screen puts it     read what        I've come         is very clearly where I am at      needs would exchange
think many         website.       miles ahead.       other wrote.     across.           expressed.      that moment)       also work.    content online.
I cannot                                                                                                                 It depends
speak from                                                                                                               greatly upon
personal                                          I use Twitter,                                                         what I am
experience,                                       but mostly to                                                          giving the
as I have                                         read what                                                              marketer
never used an                                     other people                                         I do not          access to. If
online dating                                     are doing. As                                        receive           it is
service. It                                       a fairly private                                     messages          something
seems like a     Facebook                         person, I           I expect I will It depends on from                 very private
decent idea,     pictures                         rarely get a        use Twitter in what they did. businesses           such as
and like         immediately                      strong urge to      much the        Obviously I      via my mobile     private
anything         come to mind. A virtual rose broadcast my            same way,       will not be      phone, thank      Facebook
related to        I would not    is               thoughts to         but I hope to happy that         goodness. I       actions, I am
dating, the      go out of my    meaningless. everyone                be connected they violated would react             unlikely to
results can      way to share You cannot          around the          to a wider      my trust, and VERY                 agree unless I
end up either    about 95% of smell it or         world.              network of      if it is to      negatively to     am
fantastically    the pictures of enjoy the        Reading what        people. Right accomplish         this were it      compensated
well, or         me on           three            other people        now, not        something        ever to           with large
horribly         Facebook in     dimensional      write helps         many of my      trivial, like to happen. I use     amounts of
wrong.           real life;      beauty of a      me feel a little    friends use     get me to        my mobile         cash, to the
Personally, I    however,        real rose. It is more                Twitter, so I   click on their phone only for      order of
believe the      since           also             connected           don't tweet     ad, I would      matters I         thousands.
concept is not   someone has significantly        with them, as       any             probably be      deem              For
as               already         cheaper than I have a tiny           announcement much less           personally        something
fundamentally    posted them, a real rose,        window into         s I have.       inclined to      important,        like public
sound as the     and I usually and the            their life. I try   Perhaps if      respect them and a                 Facebook
more             don't deem      amount of        and provide         most of my      or purchase      business          actions, I       Some way to
traditional      them bad        effort required similar              friends use it, from them. If trying to            would be         integrate
idea of          enough to       to send a        information on      I will use it   they tricked     advertise for     much more        Facebook
meeting          take down or virtual rose is my own                  more            me, but did      me certainly      willing to       events into
people           de-tag, I leave low enough       Twitter, rather     frequently and something         does not fit      provide this     other calendar
through other    them up for     such that the than annoying          for more        very clever, I that                information.     platforms like
people. It       everyone to     gesture is not and pointless         important       might be         characterizatio   Compensation     Google
may work well    see.            comparable.      blather.            topics.         intrigued.       n.                 could take      calendar.
                                                                                                    For me,
                                                                                                    depends less
                                                                                                    upon what I
                                                                                                    get in return
                                                                                                    and more
                                                                                                    upon how
                                                                                                    much I trust
                                                                                                    the marketer.
                                                                                                    For example,
                                All the                                                             I place a lot of
                                difference in                                                       trust with
                                the world.                                                          Google. I
                                Real roses                                                          trust them to
                                aren't cheap                                                        responsibly
                                and,                                It's hard for                   handle all of
                                accordingly,                        me to say.                      my emails,
                                carry little                        Assuming                        chats, and
                                meaning.                            they do a                       search
                                This is                             better job of                   queries.
                                especially true     I'm holding     targeting the                   Similarly, I
                                when virtual        out hope that I advertisement                   trust
                I'm more likely rose senders        won't join the s, I imagine I                   Facebook to
                to (passive)    have an             craze. If I end would be                        "own" my         I'm not a fan
To be honest, share             alternative         up giving in, I more likely to   I have never   social network of Facebook's
I am            information     motive for          suppose I'll    buy from         received a     data.            real time feed.
completely      about what      sending out a       use Twitter to them. This is     marking                          I wish they
unfamiliar with I'm reading     gift. For           track what my especially true    message on     No               would revert
online dating. and what I       example, by         friends and     as               my mobile      (reasonable) to their old
Seems to be find                sending out         colleagues      personalized     phone and,     amount of        system and
something       entertaining    20 roses to 20      are up to and advertisement      God willing,   money could show feeds
that older      online (funny friends, they         maybe to find s become           hope not to    convince me items which
folks get into comics,          may unlock a        discounts       more             receive one in to share my      are the most
(30+).          videos, etc.). new rose type. No.   online.         commonplace.     the future.    personal data relevant to me.
Online dating                                                       The same                          Sort of.        I would
is a great                                                          thing. I expect                                   require lots of
concept. It's                                                       to learn what                    I subscribed     privacy
so much                                                             my buddies                       to this service guarantees to
easier to                                                           are doing.                       Local Coupon release some
*search* for     I don't really                                                       Yes. There     via my           of this
people who       have online                                         The super        are Facebook IPhone. There information,
are interested   friends that                                        interesting      ads that can   weren't          but given that,
in the same      aren't real                                         question for     use your       enough           I would like
thing you are,   friends. I                                          me is how        friend list to coupons that release most
or have a        suppose that I                                      can we           say "hey, your were helpful - of it.
bunch of         have a                                              combine          buddy Billy    "buy a pound
easily           stronger                                            Twitter with     scored 126 on of coffee, get I would love a
viewable         association                                         other services   this IQ test,  a free cookie" fair amount of
pictures         online than                                         to make a        can you beat at this cafe in cash for
online, vs. to   offline with                                        mashup that's    him." Then,    Palo Alto or     these...
go to a bar      some friends.                                       super useful.    you learn that "buy an
and talk to      This is mainly                                      For instance,    Billy didn't   espresso         For all of my
some random      a function of                                       maybe we         even take the drink, get a      SMS content,
girl.            physical          I'm a dude, so                    use NLP to       test. This     cookie" from I would take
                 distance in       I don't really    Reading what interpret           infuriates me. the Coho. I      $50 annually.
For me, the      that I can't      look super        others wrote    tweets and       I would not    tried the latter I have no idea
issue it         really hang       fondly upon       is more         can make a       buy from       but the cookie what it might
screening and out with that        someone           important.      map of what      them and       was too small. be worth to a
it's two-fold. I person that       sending me                        everone is       probably                        marketer, but
generally        often.            either.           I like to learn doing and        thumbs down I think             I might gain in
believe that                                         about what      where. Maybe     their ad. This marketing/cou terms of the
the people       I would share     I think I'd like my friends are we can             hasn't         pons via the     $50 plus
who join         pictures with     a virtual rose doing. I           combine          happened to phone are           better            More
online dating online friends       more -            signed up for Twitter with       me, but it     very powerful targeted ads.        seamless
sites may        more often        although I do twitter             Yelp and         would suck if concepts. The                       privacy
have issues      because I         feel it's kind of recently, but    it did.        phone will       For my call       settings.
finding real     don't print out   stupid to pay haven't             m to say,                       soon             logs, I would
dates for        pictures.         for a picture. tweeted.           "hey, my                        dominate         take $30
I know that                                                                                                              Coupons
online dating                                                                                                            would always
works for                                                                                                                be valuable,
some people,                       If the person                                                        I don’t have     as would
but most                          was too far                                                           an unlimited     personalized
successful                        away to                                                               texting plan,    services. It’s
couples still                     practically                                         Since there       which means hard to say
meet through                      give me a real                                      isn’t much        I am charged what for, or
friends, and                      rose, then a                                        transparency      for incoming     how much,
the internet                      virtual rose                                        now as to how     text             without the
will never                        would be ok,                                        individual        messages as context of
replace that.                     especially if                                       companies         well as          what type of
Maybe a                           accompanied                          That’s hard    use your data,    outgoing         business is
better system                     by a nice                           for me to say, I think it’s       messages.        offering these
could arise                       note. But if                        since I don’t   hard to know      Therefore, I     services, or
from a site                       the person                          actively use    where to draw     don’t sign up what sort of
that combines     I wouldn’t      could give me                       Twitter         the line. The     for mobile       “access”
social            necessarily     a real rose, I’d                    currently. To only                marketing        would be
networking        share my        certainly                           be honest, I    experience        messages,        granted.
and online        browser         prefer that!                        don’t think the I’ve really had   and always       Unfortunately,
dating, so that   history with    My opinion                          manner in       here is that I    opt out once I this question
friends could     friends, and    would also                          which people dislike              realize I’ve     is pretty
send              certainly not   differ                              use Twitter     companies         been added to hypothetical –
recommendati      my financial    depending on                        will have       with ads that     their texting    since
ons to other      information,    my                                  changed a       really slow       lists. I don’t   marketers
friends. I        yet I “share”   relationship                        great deal in   down page         have many        have already
think online      both of those with the                              six months – load times,          hopes for        been given
dating doesn’t    online          sender – the       I don’t have a   maybe in a      since my          mobile           permission to
work because      (although the more serious         Twitter          year or         computer is       marketing, I     access a
there’s always    financial       the                account, so I    eighteen        old enough        really just fear great deal of
an element of     information, at relationship,      only use it to   months, the     that a normal     that it might    info without
uncertainty as    least in        the more I’d       read the         changes will    page loads        disturb          needing to     I can't think of
to whether the    theory, is      expect/prefer      tweets of        be more         too slowly for    recipient’s      compensate, anything...
person on the     secured).       a real rose.       others.          dramatic.       my liking.        privacy.         or even        sorry!
                                                       Yes, I do use                                                     The
                                      A virtual rose   Twitter. I feel                                                   information
                                      does not         that both are                                                     mentioend
                                      mean as          equally                                                           about is
                                      much as a        important.                                                        mostly of a
                                      real rose. For   While                                                             personal
                                      example, if      tweeting                                                          nature, and I    Higher
                   It depends on      someone          about                                                             would never      resolution
                   the type of        gives me a       mundane                                                           consider         images. Less
                   online friends.    real rose, I     everyday stuff                                     These          giving a         "noise" in the
Online dating      If I do not        know that        may not be                                         messages are marketer           News Feed. I
still has a        meet the           they have        that                                               very intrusive access to it.    want to select
stigma             online friends     taken the time   important,                                         and annoying.                   how much
attached to it.    in real life at    and effort to    more general                                       Email, or      I shop only      information I
Most people        all, I would be    go out and       and                                                online ads,    when I want      receive from a
look down          inclined to        buy a rose       informative                                        are less       to buy a         particular
upon it as a       share              from an actual   tweets add                                         urgent, and    specific item,   source. The
backup, It         information        flower shop.     value to the                                       thus receive   and I more or    old model of
probably won't     with them that     They have        chatter on the                                     my attention   less know        Facebook
work until this    might              invested all     internet. Also,                                    when I am      what I want      was better
opinion is         embarrass          this time and    hearing what                                       "ready to      before I start   where they
changed.           me if it were      effort, and      others think is   It will become                   listen", but   to shop. I do    allowed me to
However, I         shared with        that tells me    also a great      an even better                   messages on not like            rate on a
feel that          real life          something        way to learn      mood                             the phone      companies        scale how
meeting            friends. Also, I   about how        from other        predictor.                       may interrupt telling me        much
people in the      would              they feel.       people.           Also, if we                      me when I am what I want or     information I
"real world" is    probably not       However, a       Twitter           can              I would be      occupied by    "need". I        wanted about
still better, as   reveal my          virtual rose     reveals the       categorize       irritated that  other          prefer to        a particular
it gives you a     closest            can be sent      little thoughts   tweets based     they "tricked" important       decide that      person. The
better picture,    secrets or         with a few       that will never   on content, it   me, but if I    tasks, and     myself.          new model is
and most           feelings to        clicks, and      make it to a      could become     truly found     hence are      Hence, these     a binary On or
people lie on      someone I          doesn't mean     blog post, but    an even better   their product deleted          kinds of         Off switch,
online profiles    only know          as much as a     are still         early warning    useful, I would without any    marketing        which is not
anyway.            online.            real rose.       invaluable        system.          still buy it.   thought.       messages are     that useful.
Although I
haven't been
involved in an
online dating
yet, I heard
some stories
about it.
Some people
have a                            Virtual rose is
successful                        of course free
online dating,                    and it is
but some                          probably the
don't. It                         most common
seems not                         virtual flower
very realistic                    one can find                                                                     Call logs,
to me since       Definitely not online, so                                                                        Email content
people trends     very personal many people                                                                        and SMS
to not have as    or important    would send it                                                                    content are
much              information.    to express                                                                       the things I
responsible       General         thanks,                                                                          strong
online as they    things or       appreciations                                                                    disagree to
did in the real   maybe           and other                                                                        share
life.             something       similar                                                                          because they
Suggestions?      such as         feelings other                                                                   are the most
Combine pure      shames,         than affection.                                                                  personal one I
online dating     which couldn't But a real                                                                        consider, so I
with some         shard with      rose probably     Just started to                                                guess it is
real dates to     real life       means it          use one.                                                       worth the
really            friends could since they are      Reading what      Maybe, it                     A shopping     most when a
perceive          be considered so many             others wrote      depends on                    list can be    fair exchange
whether the       to share        alternatives to   is more           how                           created and    is considered, A better
date is the Mr.   readily with    express other     important to      convenient to                 stored in my   like $100      searching
or Mrs. Right.    online friends. feelings.         me.               use.            Definitely.   cell.          each.          function.
The tough          My "online                                                                       Rarely. If I
part of dating     friends" are                                                                     do, I'll do
often is the       really a strict                                                                  everything in
initial            superset of                                                                      my power to
interaction,       my "real life                                                                    shut them
and online         friends," so                                                                     down and         "Giving a
dating both        there's                                                                          make sure        marketer
makes this         nothing I                                                                        they never       access"
easier and         would share                                                                      spam me or       needs more
tries to           with them that                                                                   anyone else      definition. If
optimize the       wouldn't get                                                      Companies      again. If        they have
experience         shared with                         Not heavily.                  that trick or  possible, I'll   access to
thereafter.        my real life                        I'm much                      mislead        report them to   search over
That being         friends. I tend                     more                          [potential]    the BBB and      my email in a
said, I see it     to share data                       interested in                 customers      may pursue       personally
as more of a       with people       It's a lot        what others                   lose all       technical        identifiable
last resort if     that are          harder (and       are saying                    credibility in means to         way, you
no one             interested in     more              than what I'm                 my book. I     contact          would have to
interesting        it, and there     expensive) to     saying. More                  haven't seen people who         pay me a lot.
shows up           are certainly a   get a real        specifically,                 this directly, would be         If they can
organically,       larger number     rose. I can       I'm more                      but was pretty interested to    target me for
and have           of "online        also do           interested in                 disgusted by know they're       ads through a
never used it.     friends."         something         what others                   some of the    spamming         3rd party (e.g.
After              Thus for          with it (put it   are saying *in                "viral         (like their      Google) that
graduating,        somewhat          next to my        aggregate*                    marketing"     ISP).            does have
that may be a      obscure data,     computer! :-),    than what any                 techniques                      access to
different story.   I'm more likely   which I can't     one particular                used by firms That being        more data,
I tend to think    to share it       do with a real    person is                     to game        said, a few      but never
that meeting       with online       rose. So real     saying. It                    online         services I've    discloses it
people in          friends than      roses mean        seems like                    systems and opted into do       directly to the
larger groups      with real life    more, but a       the signal /                  get            send me          marketer,
of friends or      friends, just     virtual one is    noise ratio is                undeserving    SMSes (Mint,     then a free,    A better
at events          because real      certainly a       generally                     content to the for example).    useful service Message/Inbo
tends to work      life friends      kind gesture.     pretty low.    Data mining.   top.           Those are        is enough.      x product.
               It would make                         Yes, I would
               a big                                 be less likely
I would share difference. A                          to buy. I
what I do      real rose will                        haven't had                                     I don't really
professionally have a much          I don't expect experience         I don't receive                use
and my         higher value         to use it in the with this        those           I would accept Facebook, so
interests.     to me.         No.   future.          before.          messages.       $1000.         can't say.
                   I don't feel     I'm indifferent                                I would be       Except for the   The main
                   that I share a   to a virtual                                   somewhat         sms ads to       thing that I
                   lot more         rose since I                                   less likely to   my phone         would want
I'm not sure       online--         would look at                                  buy from         from at&t, I     are
about online       primarily        it only once.                                  them. The        haven't had      personalized
dating, but I      facebook--       Other people                                   question is      any ad           services. As I
do know a          that I don't     may behave                                     how relevant     messages.        mentioned
handful of         share offline.   differently.                                   are their ads.                    before I am
married            One of the                                                                   I have an
                                                                                   I get a lot of                    very
couples who reasons is              I am happy if                                  ads from my  iphone and           interested in
have met           that I am        someone                       I imagine to     own          get and delete       alpine skiing,
through            connected to     sends me a                    keep up with     employer,    email ads on         which is a big
internet sites. people who          real rose. I                  macro-           wells fargo, it daily. Also, I    sport in
I think that it is would find out   grow them in                  economic         for home     am surprised         Europe, but
a good idea.       if I shared      my garden                     data that the    equity loans that the news        gets next to
                   anything         and they                      government       even though Iapplication do       no coverage
What worked particularly            smell terrific.               releases. I      don't own a  not have             in the US. If a
for me was         personal or      I think that is               know that U      home.        more                 marketer
moving from        embarassing.     the best part                 of Oregon                     advertising on       provided me
Los Angeles                         of them.                      economics      An interesting them. I look         with relevant
to San             I once made a                   I haven't used professor      example is     at the               information
Francisco in       joke on          I woud prefer it yet. I am    Mark Thoma that I wrote a bloomberg                about skiing I
my mid-            facebook         a poem about not interested who runs the post in            application          would be
twenties. It's about the size       a rose than a in tweeting     http://economi facebook a     daily and think      quite open to
much easier        of my biceps     virtual rose:  about myself, stsview.typepa week ago how that the                sharing data    I understand
to meet girls      (my guns) and                   but I am blog is excited I was banner at the         with them.      the purpose,
in SF. The         my mom, who      Rose, oh       interested in  using twitter  for the Los    bottom is fine.                      but I don't like
pool is much is connected           reiner         some news      to make        Angeles         I have only         I feel that the the default of
bigger. I have to me on             Widerspruch, oriented         anouncements Lakers, who I clicked on it           main concern inviting all my
only               facebook         Lust           tweets.         about his     have been      once to see          with sharing    friends to
responded          completely       Niemandes      Celebrity      take on        watching       what teradata        data is the     install an
once to an         didn't           Schlaf zu sein tweets do not unemployment since I was a was                      fear that you application
online ad and understand.           unter soviel   interest me     or GDP rate boy. Since       advertising          will receive a each time I
we never met. She thought           Lidern.        very much.     of change.     then I have    because I use        lot of          install one.
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haven't          time.                                                                             services etc.     the deals
changed - for    Also, it is                                                                       They tend to      were really
example,         sometimes                        I do not use                                     be                beneficial to
people can       easier to act                    twitter much.                    In general,     immediately       me, i.e. they    It would be
still be as      naturally        Real gifts      But in                           yes, I would    seen, which       represented a    useful to be
honest or        online, when     have gained     general, I                       be put off by   can be            real             able to
deceptive as     the person       much more       would not                        the breach of   positive as the   advantage to     semantically
they were        receiving the    value, I think, tweet much      As a way of      privacy and     user is more      me compared      order/
before. The      data does not    particularly    about myself    getting          would prefer    likely to take    to what I        annotate wall
field of         have any         now when        unless there    learning what    not to buy      action, but       would have       posts so that
potential        mutual friends   sending         really was      is going to be   from them.      can also be       found on my      they are
people to find   and thus no      virtual gifts   information     important                        perceived as      own, so that I   easier to
has certainly    preconceived     has become      that I wanted   topics           No, have not    intrusive, so a   save in both     search
widened,         notions about    so much more people to          concerning       experienced     balance point     finances and     through and
though.          you.             easier to do.   know about.     people.          this yet.       will have to be   time.            refer back to.
Online dating                                                                                      Yes and I find                    I have a lot of
is a very                                                                                          them very         If I allow say  friends on
popular way       Videos/Music/                                                                    annoying.         Amazon          other social
of finding the    Movies I like,                                                                   Emails are        access to my    networks(Orku
perfect           my reviews                                                       Yes. I would    fine but cell     clicks, books I t,Twitter etc). I
Mr./Miss          about certain                                     1.For staying trust them       phone             bought etc.     would liek to
Right. What       products I                        I don't use     in touch with less. But, I     marketing is a    and agree to    connect with
works well is     bought etc. Its                   Twitter very    friends.       wouldn't be     big intrusion     receive         them on
that we have      easy to share                     often. It is    2.Making       surprised!      into your         promotional     Facebook too.
a lot more        such things                       because I am connections. I People want        privacy. They     mails about     I would not
people today      online and                        still not into  want to know you to buy        take your time    related items,  want to that
using the         you can do it     A real rose     writing these more about       their product. and I would        I would ask     by combining
internet than     for any           takes effort!   little things I some           They will use never like to       for             feeds on a
we had            number of         Atleast more do on a day to business           all kinds of    buy from a        discounts/reba  separate
maybe a           people while      than what it    day basis and schools. I       methods to      brand that        tes on their    website. I
decade            doing it with     takes to send declaring         would follow   get potential   uses such         products/sugg   would like to
earlier. Dating   real life         a virtual rose! them to the     them and also customers.       marketing         ested           have an
is a very         friends can be    I would like to world!          connect with While             tactics. I tell   products.       interface in
common and        hard(How do I     receive real    Ofcourse,       people         something       them I am not                     Facebook that
active interest   share the         flowers than    once in a       following      like this would interested and    If I give my    can help me
of many           pictures of my    virtual ones!   while I like to them.          not be          politely ask      online          import friends
people and        holiday last      They are real tweet about       3.Stay         appreciated, a them to hang       shopping        from
online dating     summer? I         and personal something          updated about lot is users     up. I hope that   history(say for elsewhere,
sites provide     have to meet      and prettier!   important but Social Data      would never     cell phone        grocery) to     find their
a good            and will meet     On the other not quite on       Revolution     figure out!     companies         marketers I     facebook
platform for      maybe 2/3 at      hand, if a      an everyday     and Online     Even if a few set up              would expect pages and
people to find    a time! I have    person is       basis!          Media. Am      people like     mechanisms        free home       help me
other people      to travel,        miles away      However, I      already        me decide to to detect such       delivery,       connect.
of their          schedule          and cannot      love to read    following a    not buy from callers. Many        details of how
choice. They      things, spend     send real       what people     few people in them, these      a times your      many people More granular
definitely give   money! And        flowers I       write. It is    these circles. tricks still    provider does     buy a           control(even
you wider         what if we are    would           informative,ent 4.Tweet        could land      not bother you    particular      in my friends
choice/exposu     in separate       appreciate the ertaining and more! On a        them many       with these        product/review list) over who
re to people      continents?!)     virtual rose!   fun!            daily basis!   customers.      calls because     s etc.          can see what
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think some of                                                                    shopping
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for people to     have friends                                                   more inclined         some sort of
form opinions     who are                                                        to continue to        benefits from
about other       online only.                                                   buy from              the data such
people            There are                                                      them.                 as site
without having    some friends                                                   However, if I         recommendati
met them.         whom I                                                         were to               ons--
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interaction is    with more                                                      the data was          what sort of
very different    online than in                                                 being used in         conclusions
than any form     person (due                                                    ways that             they were
of online         to the fact                                                    annoyed me            able to draw
interaction.      they live far                                                  (spam,                from my data.
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benefits          me) but the                                                    listen to their       depends on
however, is       amount of                                                      message,              how personal
that people       information I     A real rose                                  etc.) then I          the data is to   Give me
can find          share with        will go further--                            would be less         me. If it were   options to
mates who         them is based     you can touch                                inclined to buy       phone logs,      customize my
share similar     on our            it, smell it,                                from them. I          SMS, emails      news-feed
interests,        friendship        press it and it                              can't recall          (more            (revert back
have certain      before we         will be a                                    any negative          personal) then   to the news-
qualities that    started to        keepsake                                     experiences           I would expect   feed that
are attractive,   communicate       forever (if you Don't use    I don't expect that I have            greater          wasn't so
etc.              online.           want it).         Twitter.   to use Twitter. had.            No.   compensation.    Twitterish).
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according to                                                                            Yes. If the        messages via
me, the                             I still consider                                    data I provide     mobile
thought           Issues            a real rose to                                      is used for        phones. I find
process           relating to       be a tad                          In half a year    any other          the messages
behind the        ego, or issues    better gift                       twitter may be    purpose other      very annoying
idea is not yet   that might        when                              used to           than the           and usually try
researched        potentially       compared to                       predict trends,   intended one,      to block them.
properly.         cause             a virtual rose.                   general mood      I would be         I have founf
Current dating    embarassment      But this could                    of the public     less likely to     my friends to      If the
sites act as       when shared      stem from my                      and possibly      use the            have a similar     marketer is
mere              with real world   own personal                      stock prices. I   product in the     sort of            given access
matchmaking       friends are       bias, since I                     feel so           future. In fact,   reaction the       to the
sites that take   more readily      know what                         because the       this was the       popular            personal data,
in the profiles   shared online.    effort the                        huge user         case with          moblie-based       first and
of the parties    In particular,    sender has                        base,             WAYN, that,        marketing.         foremost, I
involved and      in situations     put in the                        complemented      one year                              would expect      Required
match them        that              creation of the                    with the         back, asked        However, the       perfect ethical   Features :
on the basis      guarantee         virtual rose.                     furious and       me to sign in      annoyance is       behavior from      Searching
of their          anonymity,        However, to                       addictive         using my           primarily due      the marketer,     through the
profiles.         patients would    my                                activity lends    GMail Id.          to the             that involves     wall posts of
However, in       be more           grandmother,                      itself to a       However, the       insensitivity of   no spamming.      all friends so
real world the    comfortable       the virtual                       scenario          ID was used        the                 Next, the        as to quickly
dating seldom     discussing        rose and                          where the         to send            companies          services          get to a
happens this      their issues      animated e-        Yes, I use     data available    invitations to     marketing that     should be         particular
way - people      online to         cards seem         Twitter. To    can be mined      all the people     indiscriminatel    enhanced to       conversation
do not know       ensure            much more          me, the        easily to         in my address      y spam the         provide           that was
the biodata of    privacy rather    valuable since     reading of the provide rich      book, and          users thereby      personalized      probably held
each other        than seek the     they are richer    content is the information,      since then I       causing more       content to me.    one year back.
before they       advice of their   in content         more           trends and        haven't ever       harm than          I would not
agree to meet.    real life         than the real      prominent      recommendati      logged into        good. On the       expect cash
                  friends.          life items.        activity.      ons.              that.              other hand I       rewards.
While             Media                                                                     Yes, I'd most     Yes, receive     Knowingly or
classifieds are   (pictures,                                                                definitely be     several          unknowingly,
a more            videos, etc)        Yes, it makes                                         less likely to    messages. I      we give out a
material thing,   are easier for      a difference                                          buy from          haven't          lot of
dating has        communicatin        and the                                               them. One of      responded to     information to   Ability to filter
(and will)        g with online       difference is                                         the essential     a single         Google (for      out results of
remain a          friends.            due to                                                ingredients in    message that     instance) and    quizzes that
more              Communicatio        desensitization                  Twitter will still   online            I have           there is not     people take
personal          n via chats,         to virtual and                  be a means of        communicatio      received via     much we can      from my FB
issue that        emails, etc         online gifts.                    constantly           n and             my phone. I      do about it      feeds. I
needs a more      are difficult via   Especially                       letting the          interaction is    prefer emails    since the        currently use
personal          pure online         after                            world know           the perceived     to it. Since I   services are     a Grease
touch to it.      means since         Facebook                         what you are         trust (which is   am usually       almost           Monkey script
Hence, there      they fail to        apps for                         upto. I think it     easily broken     available on     essential. In    to filter out
is a slight       convey              virtual gifts                    will still serve     on the            phone 24         return,          quiz results
barrier           emotions.           popped up, I                     the need for         slightest         hours a day, I   personalized     and only
towards using     Pictures and        have received                    people to be         suspicion that    prefer to keep   services (e.g.   display
online dating     videos serve        several virtual                  updated of the       information       it for more      personalized     authentic
services as       as a means to       gifts. Infact,                   others around        provided is       personal use     search           feeds (wall
opposed to        cover up for        way too many                     them and             wrongly           (I perceive it   results) would   posts, photo
the popularity    this. I tend to     that I have                      keep them            used). I have     as a means of    be a nice        and status
of craigslist.    share media         lost value for    Yes. Reading comfortably in         had several       synchronous      thing. Also,     updates). But
However,          items with my       them and it       is almost      a social circle.     instances of      communicatio     assurance        it would be
since people      real life           becomes just      always more Though, I               this, though      n). However,     that the         nice if this
are becoming      friends less        another gift.     fun, at least  expect there         not from any      email and        information      was built into
more involved     often since I       On the other      for me. I      to be other          well known        other            will not be      FB since
with their work   am in more          hand, real        usually don't  better ways of       sites. Small      communicatio     shared with      Grease
and have          personal            roses are still   tweet unless I tweeting, e.g.       sites keep        n modes are      other parties    Monkey
decreasing        contact with        scarce as         have           using                sending me        asynchronous     is necessary     scripts work
less time and     them and the        gifts (at least   something      thumbnail            emails about      communicatio     to maintain      only on
opportunities     need for            in my life) and   interesting    images to            their software    n modes to       trust and        Mozilla and
for social        sharing pics,       that, I would     going on with express ones          releases          which I can      continue         need to have
interaction, I    etc does not        definitely        me (or if I am feelings via a       inspite of        reply if and     unrestrained     it installed on
believe this      arise very          value more.       utterly bored) picture, etc         indicating that   when I feel      usage.           the computer.
Dating differs      I am not a big     A real rose                                                           I do receive      The first thing
from products       supporter of       signifies that                                                        marketing         that is
and services        having friends     effort has                                                            messages          important to
in many             whom I do not      been made by                                                          through           me is control
significant         know in real       the sender.       I occasionally                                      mobile            over data. If I
aspects which       life. Hence,       The ease by       use Twitter. I                                      phones. If the    am giving any
probably is         most of my         which a virtual   do not write                                        message is a      marketeer
the reason it       online friends     rose can be       updates about                                       recorded one,     access, I
is not              and real life      sent              what I am                                           my response       would expect
successful          friends are        diminishes its    doing                                               is to             to be in
online.             the same           effect. It is     currently                                           immediately       control of the
Products have       people. There      something         anywhere                                            hang up. If       data, i.e. I
well defined        are some           like "the         (twitter,                                           there is a        should be
deterministic       friends in my      feeling is        facebook,                          I would be       person at the     able to
characteristics     social             there, its just   orkut, gtalk                       less likely to   other end, I      withdraw
, and it is         networks           not enough        etc.). The only   I expect more buy from            politely          access if
quite easy to       online whom I      for sending a     time I use        of my friends them. The           convey that I     needed, and
get an idea of      have never         real rose". I     these is when     will start using reason for this am not             stop further
products            met, but they      think the         I have to         Twitter in the is that if I       interested.       access.
being sold by       added me           effect of         advertise         next half year, cannot trust a
going through       through a          receiving a       something         and I will       company with My biggest            I would be
the                 common             virtual rose      (like the         probably use proper use of problem with             willing to give
advertisement       connection. I      lies              facebook          it to stay in    my data, it will marketing via     access to my
s and photos.       am                 somewhere in      page in           touch with       be difficult for mobile            data if it will    Let other
For dating, it      uncomfortable      between that      homework 1).      them. If         me to trust      phones is that    not be             users interact
is very difficult   sharing            of not                              someone is       them in the      it seems like a   accessed by a      with
to form             information        receiving         Because of        regular on       goods they       breach of         human              comments left
opinions            with them that     anything, and     these             Twitter, it can are selling. I    respect and       (automated         by fans on a
about the           I would share      receiving a       reasons,          be used to       would also be intrusive. I am      programs are       page! I find
people              with my real       real rose. It     reading what      find what that reluctant to       not               fine), in return   the inability to
involved by         friends. I think   can be a good     others wrote      person is        share my         comfortable       for                do this on FB
just looking at     more sharing       way to convey     is more           doing and if     billing          with disturbing   personalized       very
their online        of data online     feelings for      important for     he can be        information      some person I     services like      frustrating as
profiles. In        can happen         which a real      me.               disturbed.       with them.       do not know       more relevant      a page admin.
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tried, but I can                                                                                                receive text
understand                                                                                                      messages
why some do.                                                                                                    form ATT,
I think that it                                                                             I definitely        announcing a
has 2                                                                                       would be less       new service
advantages         I would more                                                             likely to buy       that they         Privacy has a
over normal        readily share                                                            from them.          believe I         very high
dating. First,     with my online                                                           Sharing your        might find        price for me.
you are            friends very                                                             data with           useful. I hope    It is very close
exposed to         specific detail                                                          others is           the mobile        to not for sale.
millions of        about myself                                                             similar to          advertising       I would allow
other people.      or interests.                                                            letting them        would grow        marketers to
In that view I     For example if                                                           use part of         significantly.    have a
can see the        I am                                                                     your identity.      This in turn      software scan
principles of      interested in                                                            You want to         could kill the    emails or
the long tail      capoeira, it                                                             have close to       cellphone         texts and
applying to        would be                                                                 full control        industry. For     make
social dating.     difficult to tell   I wouldn't                                           over your           example if the    suggestions
Second, from       everyone that       know what the                                        identity. It is a   online            based on the
your side, you     I'm interested      person's real                                        basic human         advertising       content. I
can target         in it, because      feelings were                                        need and            market            would ask for
very precisely     I don't think       when sending                                         right.              increased         40% of the
what "types"       many would          virtual roses.   I do use                                                significantly     revenue that
interest you.      relate to it. On    It may as well   Twitter. I think                     I have had         and Google        they make.
You can filter     the other           be a joke.       it's a mutual                        experience         would capture     However, I
only the           hand I could        Many people      exchange. It                         with my bank.      this market, it   would not          I wish they
individuals        just post it on     for example      is hard for me      I like the       I closed my        would be          allow them to      would would
that you think     my profile and      are "facebook    to prioritize. It   current          accounts           likely form       personally(act     implement a
would be a         if someone is       married/engag    is definitely       functionality. I soon after the     them to           ual person)        system similar
good match         interested          ed" without      more                believe I        incident and       provide free      read all my        to Adsense
for you.           they would          any serious      convenient to       would still use I'm now using       services in       private            for the
Disadvantages      eventually let      connotation to   read what           it for the same a different         exchange for      content. That      facebook
: I'm guessing     me know.            it.              others wrote.       purposes.        bank.              online            is priceless.      pages.
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to do. Like                                                                              If I found this    hope I never
most things,                                                                             out and were       do. My
there is a                                                                               certain of it, I   primary fear is
good and bad                                                                             would be           monetary,        This is very
side. If you                                                                             much less          being as how     important: My
use dating                                            I do not use                       likely to buy      text             scores above
websites for                        A big             Twitter. I                         from them.         messages are     are based on
the right                           difference. A     don't find                         However I will     not free. My     the
reasons (i.e.                       virtual rose is   myself that                        still have to      next concern     assumption
the reason the                      a click of a      interesting                        consider the       is a potential   that there is a
dating site       I would not. I    mouse. It         that people                        costs and          slippery slope.  toggle switch!
was created       simply do not     means very        want to follow                     benefits. It is     I may be ok     I should be
in the first      like the idea     little to me. I   the minutiae                       difficult for me   with 1-2 ads     able to click a
place), it        of online         would be          of my day. If                      to prove that I    per day, but     switch that
works very        friends           inclined to       you read my                        have               who is to stop   disables
well. Of the      superseding       believe that      comments                           experienced        this from        advertisers
dating            real life         this someone      above about                        this. I have       increasing to    from using my
websites I am     friends.          was thinking      Twitter, I am                      suspected          10? 50? 100?     information.
aware of, the     Unfortunately     "wow this is      not a fan of                       that some                           There must        Be better
dating model      I do know         cool, I can       Twitter. Why      I do not use     occurrences        I am not in      be a              organized!
complements       many people       send all my       should we         Twitter. In      seem to be         favor of this.   cost/benefit      The newsfeed
the actual        where this line   friends a         reduce            fact, I wonder   more than a        Now, if I        for me to         is a stream of
face-to-face      is blurred; but   rose!" I would    information       if Twitter is    coincidence,       received ads allow                 consciousness
interactions      I cannot bring    draw no           down to tidbits   just a hype      but I can't be     in exchange      advertisers to     from a
very well. It     myself to         equivalence       of non-           bubble, and if   certain. I do      for a            read my           myriad of
becomes a         have that         between this      cohesive          this bubble      often wonder       subsidized       information.      sources. Can
problem if the    level of trust    virtual rose      incomplete        may burst.       if I have sold     cell phone bill, This can vary     this be
dating site       in someone        and an actual     fragments of      Perhaps I am     my soul to         I would begin from cash to         segregated
tries to do too   I've never met.   rose.             language?         too biased.      Google. The        to consider      services.         somehow?
                                                      I do not                                           Yes, I have            Relevant
                                                      twitter, mainly                                    received               leads. E.g., if
                   My online                          because I do                                       marketing              I'm searching
                   friends are                        not have time.                                     calls on my            for flights to
                   real life                          If I had the                                       cell phone. If         Hawaii, and
                   friends too!                       time, I would                                      it is a person         get ads on
                   Exceptions do                      use twitter to                                     at the other           tickets, hotels
I have never       exist, in that I                   publish what                                       end, I request         or car rentals
tried! So, I       have not                           would be                                           that my                in Hawaii, that
can not give       interacted                         useful to                                          number be              will be great.
first hand         with some                          people who I     After all this                    removed from
feedback.          except                             may not know     excitement                                         I will share my
                                                                                                         their list. If it is
Besides,           through online                     personally.      settles, and                      an automated     search
differences in     means. But I                       For personal     with more                         message I        behavior
cultural           believe they                       communicatio     sane people                       hang up. I       without
background         are real                           n I will use     adopting it, I                    have also        reservations
also make it       people and                         other means.     believe it will                   received text    since these
difficult for me   not bots!! If I                                     become easy                       messages,        are usually
to understand      talk to a friend                   I do read        to find useful                    which I do not   impersonal. If
these types of     over phone,                        other people's information on                      like.            I knew where
social             will that be                       twittering, but twitter. It can                                     the
networks. I        classified as a                    not any          perhaps give                      I have seen      information is,
believe            friendship not                     particular       insights into                     ticker-like ads which is often
communities        part of real                       person's. Only what people,                        in my iPhone the case with
focused on         life? The web                      those that       as a society,                     applications, personal
monetary           is just another    Where it is     come up in       consider most                     which I'm        communicatio            A better
benefits, such     medium of          possible to     the Trending important at          Yes, I will     totally fine     n, I wouldn't           classification
as Craigslist,     communicatio       give a real     Topics and       the moment. I     keep away       with. I'm also be searching              of
or intellectual    n, although        rose, such as   seem             will also         from such       fine with voice- for it! So,             communities
interests will     more powerful      the person      meaningful       subscribe to      businesses. I   based            search                  so it is easy to
thrive. Ones       than many          being right     and useful       good              have not had    messages if      behavior, at            find one that
with trivial       other means,       next to me, I   (like the        twitterers,       any             they are         least mine, is          is really
pursuits will      but as real as     will shun a     economy,         much like         experience of   presented to non-private,                valuable and
fade over time.    anything else.     virtual rose.   swine flu, etc). RSS.              this nature.    me in a call     impersonal              meaningful.
Although I
haven't been
involved in an
online dating
yet, I heard
some stories
about it.
Some people
have a                            Virtual rose is
successful                        of course free
online dating,                    and it is
but some                          probably the
don't. It                         most common
seems not                         virtual flower
very realistic                    one can find                                                                     Call logs,
to me since       Definitely not online, so                                                                        Email content
people trends     very personal many people                                                                        and SMS
to not have as    or important    would send it                                                                    content are
much              information.    to express                                                                       the things I
responsible       General         thanks,                                                                          strong
online as they    things or       appreciations                                                                    disagree to
did in the real   maybe           and other                                                                        share
life.             something       similar                                                                          because they
Suggestions?      such as         feelings other                                                                   are the most
Combine pure      shames,         than affection.                                                                  personal one I
online dating     which couldn't But a real                                                                        consider, so I
with some         shard with      rose probably     Just started to                                                guess it is
real dates to     real life       means it          use one.                                                       worth the
really            friends could since they are      Reading what      Maybe, it                     A shopping     most when a
perceive          be considered so many             others wrote      depends on                    list can be    fair exchange
whether the       to share        alternatives to   is more           how                           created and    is considered, A better
date is the Mr.   readily with    express other     important to      convenient to                 stored in my   like $100      searching
or Mrs. Right.    online friends. feelings.         me.               use.            Definitely.   cell.          each.          function.
Although I
haven't been
involved in an
online dating
yet, I heard
some stories
about it.
Some people
have a                            Virtual rose is
successful                        of course free
online dating,                    and it is
but some                          probably the
don't. It                         most common
seems not                         virtual flower
very realistic                    one can find                                                                     Call logs,
to me since       Definitely not online, so                                                                        Email content
people trends     very personal many people                                                                        and SMS
to not have as    or important    would send it                                                                    content are
much              information.    to express                                                                       the things I
responsible       General         thanks,                                                                          strong
online as they    things or       appreciations                                                                    disagree to
did in the real   maybe           and other                                                                        share
life.             something       similar                                                                          because they
Suggestions?      such as         feelings other                                                                   are the most
Combine pure      shames,         than affection.                                                                  personal one I
online dating     which couldn't But a real                                                                        consider, so I
with some         shard with      rose probably     Just started to                                                guess it is
real dates to     real life       means it          use one.                                                       worth the
really            friends could since they are      Reading what      Maybe, it                     A shopping     most when a
perceive          be considered so many             others wrote      depends on                    list can be    fair exchange
whether the       to share        alternatives to   is more           how                           created and    is considered, A better
date is the Mr.   readily with    express other     important to      convenient to                 stored in my   like $100      searching
or Mrs. Right.    online friends. feelings.         me.               use.            Definitely.   cell.          each.          function.
I think there's
still a stigma
with online
dating (you do
online dating
b/c you can't
find a guy/girl
in real life). A
lot of
helps as well
as values
stated, but
you never                                                                                                   Some sort of
know the real      Favourite                          I'm interested                                        face
person until       movies,         A real rose        in trying it. I                                       recognition so
you meet           books, etc.     counts more.       might use it to                                       that you
them.              Normally my     I love the         keep              yes i would be                      wouldn't have
Perhaps            friends and I   fragrance. I       connected to      less likely to                      to tag every
videos might       don't go thru   don't really       my friends        buy from                            picture;
be a better        our lists of    value virtual      who are not       them, but i've                      facebook
way of             favourites in   roses the          nearby            not                 I'm not sure.   would
expressing         such explicit   same. It's still   (distance) to     experienced         Cash would      automatically
who you are.       manner.         nice however. No   me.               this.          no   be nice.        tag.
                               Depending on
                               the individual,
                               I would
                               appreciate the
                               gesture of a                                                      Currently do
                               virtual rose                                                      not get
                               b/c                                                               marketing
                               sometimes                                                         messges from
                               sending real                                                      businesses
                               roses is just                                                     on my mobile.
                               too expensive                                                     Other parts of
                               and                                                               the world
                               inappropriate. 1) Reading                                         (Asia, etc) do
                                                 what others                                     this b/c of
                               It's sort of like write is                                        interaction
                               taking the old important b/c       For status                     directly with
                               fad from IRC it keeps me           updates as in                  carrier         this question
                               and ICQ           up to do date    #2 and any                     advertising.    is very hard to
                               where you         with news.       interesting                                    answer what
                               send people                        Twitter                        In U.S., a lot  are my
                               "emoticons"       2) Tweeting      applications                   of it seems     incentives to
                               during online my status            that rise up                   opt-in.         let them have
                               chat.             updates to my    from all the                                   access or not
No thoughts                                      FaceBook is      noise.                         Marketing via have access.
on online       difficult      With virtual      important b/c                                   mobile is       It really
dating. Don't question to      gifts, there is it lets my         #1 is less                     generally a     depends on
use them.       answer.        potential to      friends stay     important, but                 good idea, but the service
                Some           show other        aware of what    I would use                    it has to be    they offer in
However, they examples         people that I     I am doing. I    the IM-                        opt-in and      exchange for      better
can make lots would have       received          do not use the   delivery       Yes,            frequency/inter the               integration to
of money        been helpful   something         FaceBook         portion of     misdirection is ruptions must information         send daily
through virtual to answer this (which is         system much      Twitter to     annoying and be limited (i.e. they want           digest emails
gifts/goods.    question.      obviously less directly myself.    follow news.   unrequested. 2~4 per day) from me.                of wall posts
                                                                                                                             I'd trade my
                                                                                       I think it has a                      for $10/day.
Online dating,                                                                         negative                              Properly
is, at the very                                                                        effect if you                         anonymized,
least, no                                                                              don't have an                         perhaps even
longer creepy.                                                                         established                           less. Email
I haven't had                                                                          relationship                          headers
a need for it                                                                          with the                              probably
yet, but then                                                                          company. So                           about the
I'm an                                                                                 when Coke                             same.
undergraduate     I'm definitely                                                       used
 in college, so   more likely to                                        Probably       Facebook's                            I would
everyone is       share                                                 about the      information to     I don't receive    probably
very social. I    information                                           same -         market             these              never give up
imagine that      about things I                                        keeping tabs directly to you,     messages,          my email
this will         find online       I don't think                       on other       people got         thankfully. I've   content, for
change as I       with my online    the two are                         people and     angry - but I      been enjoying      no amount of   Better home
get older. I      friends (a la     even                                groups. I like doubt many         my mobile          money they'd   feed filters. I
think sites       retweeting or     comparable        I do use          reading        people             phone as a         be willing to  want to be
that let you      sharing on        yet. The          Twitter, but      updates about stopped             safe-haven         pay me.        able to pare
peruse other      Facebook) if      virtual rose      have only         goings-on at   drinking           from                              down content
people and        only because      still seems       started           Stanford and Coke. But if I       telemarketers.     Facebook       much faster
send non-         I figure they     fake if only      recently. I       other places. sign up for a       When they          actions I      than they
committal         are more          because it        definitely        CNN's twitter site and then       start texting      would give up allow. I miss
messages are      interested. My    has nothing       spend more        account is     start getting      me                 if Facebook    being able to
the best -        girlfriend, for   we associate      time reading      also useful. I spammed by         incessantly I      stopped        see new
something         instance,         with value        than writing. I   can't imagine them, I am          will be            showing me     photos,
like Facebook     might not care    attached to it.   post when I       this           definitely         significantly      ads. This      videos, and
but not as tied   that I found a    No physical       think I have      diminishing or more likely to     less happy         wouldn't work other pieces
to your actual    cool flash        object, less      an original       me wanting to stop buying         with my            for everyone, of content on
friends.          game.             value.            thought.          tweet more.    from them.         mobile phone.      but I'd do it. the fly.
I personally
believe that
the "failure
rate" is bound
to be very
hard, because
there is so
much that you
someone by                                     yes
seeing /                                       I just started,                                                 -cash would
talking face to                                so reading                                                      always be
face to that                                   what other         -sharing                                     nice... $10-15
person. I                                      wrote is very      things I find                 -only about    per month
believe an                                     important to       interesting /                 car insurance would start to
interesting                                    me. However,       funny                         [pure spam]    be significant
approach                                       I share a lot of   -getting info                 -I delete them enough
would be to                                    articles / blog    on the latest                 immediately    -personalized
mix online &      -news articles               posts on           developments I am             -hope: very    services: very
offline [in a     / blog posts                 google reader      in my core    personally not targeted &      relevant
group / party     -photos        not that much and facebook       areas of      so sensitive to relevant       recommendati
setting maybe]    -              actually                         interest      this issue      -fear: spam!   ons
                                                               25. One of
                                                                is for the
                                                                sender to
                                                              specify how
                                                 24. What     relevant the
                              23. Current     would it take   message is
                                  email         for you to       for the
                                systems       use a system      recipient.
                               either let a     that ranks     Would you
21. If you had                  message             your      do the extra
  one wish        22. What     through or       incoming        work and
 that Twitter     would be      mark it as    messages in     provide this
     could        your one     spam. How          order of    information
 implement,      suggestion   often do you      predicted         when
what would it    to improve   look in your    relevance for    sending a
       be?          email?    spam folder?          you?       message?
                                    It wouldn't
                                    take anything,
                                    that actually
                                    interesting. I
                                    guess it would
                                    have to be
                                    into my
                                    existing email
      Hmmm...                       account(s),
      can't think of                because I         If it were an
      anything, I                   wouldn't          easy click
      really like it                switch just for   button, then
n/a   the way it is.   Every day.   that feature.     probably yes.
                                                         Probably ok
                                                         on a 1:1
             A better way                                basis, but if
             to organize, I                              I'm sending
             still can never               My company an email to
             find the email Only when the would need to many people,
             I'm looking     system        supply it. I  I wouldn't take
             for. I waste    reminds me to would not pay the time to do
Don't use.   so much time. do so.          for it.       this for all.
                                            I do my own
                                            of emails
                                            depending on
                                            my situation
                                            e.g. if I am
                                            my house I
                                            jump to my
                                            broker's email
                                            first as it is
                                            most urgent
                                            to me. After
                                            the refi,
                                            if he emails
                                            me, it may be
                                            lower priority.
                                            So my
                                            change            I tend not to, I
                                            depending on      assume my
                                            circumstance,     receipients
                                            so I don't see    will read the
                                            the point in a    email. If I feel
                                            ranking           it's an urgent
                                            system            email, I will
                                            because it        say so on the
                                            would still       email subject.
                Limit the                   need my input     If it's really
                amount of text I scan it    to understand     urgent, I call
Can't           and uses an    everyday in  my                the people
comment         attachment if case a 'good' circumstance -    involved as
because I       someone has message gets seems like           well as send
don't use it.   a lot to say.  lost.        extra work to     the email.
               It would be
               nice if one                                       I would not
               could                                             rely on the
               organize e-                                       sender to
               mail in a                                         provide the
               hierarchy                                         relevance of
               based on the                                      the message.
               importance                                        Almost every
               (to you) of the                                   sender will be
               sender. One                                       inclined to
               should be                                         classify their
               able to rank                                      message as
               people in their                                   the most
               address book                                      relevant. See
               by                                                my answer to
               importance.       I review                        Q22 for
               E-mails from      everything in                   possibly a
               the most          my spam         See my          better system.
               important         folder to       response to      My system
               would be          ensure that a   Q24. All it     would have
               listed at the     real message    would take is   the recipient
               top of the        has not been    an easy         provide the
I do not use   incoming e-       misclassified   process to do   "ranking" not
facebook.      mails.            as spam.        the ranking.    the sender.
                                        need to really
                                        test it out, so
                                        that its
       being able to                    reliable and
       find and sort                    works as
none   emails esily    not very often   expected.         yes
                                      That the look
                                      and feel           I already do
                                      would be the       this. It helps
      Have people                     same as my         my reader to
      learn to write                  existing           associate me
      in a more                       systems and        with sending
      concise                         that it wouldn't   accurate
      fashion. I       I look in my   require me to      levels of
      suppose that     spam folder at go out of my       importance
      can never be     least twice a  way to learn a     for my
N/A   changed.         day.           new system.        messages.
  better                                      Be very clear
  interface to                                in the subject -
  address books once or twice   I would not    choose it
0               a day           use it        very carefully
                                                               I am not sure
                                                               the sender
                                                               necessarily be
                                                               able to guess
                                                               how relevant
                                                               something is
                                                               to the
                                                               This may
                                                               flood the
                                                               system with
                                                               too many
                                                               false positives
                                               Not sure how - The same
                                               useful it would syndrome we
                                               be. May need see with
                                               to try it for a Urgent
                 Ability to                    few days        messages
                 summarize a not often. I      before I form (red flag).
                 thread (using look for it     an opinion.     If this is an
Create a real-   language        when                          optional
time daily       parsing) and someone tells Personally, I      piece, I would
newspaper/ne     auto-create a me they have am happy           be willing to
wsfeed based     'gist' with     sent an email with email      use it
on tweets all    action items, and I haven't being             wherever
over the world   deadlines, etc. received it   chronological. appropriate
              Well, I think                  I would be
              google made                    very willing to   I would.
              huge strides                   try this and      Again,
Help connect when you                        see if it         especially in a
people. For   could search                   works/learns      work context
example,      your email.                    the correct       to make
enter your    What if the                    relevance         messages
interests and next step                      over time. I      easier for
suggest the   were that you                  think this        people to
most followed can search                     could be very     identify what
people that   the                            useful for        is relevant for
discuss that  attachments      Every other   work emails       them to look
interest.     in your email.   week.         especially.       at.
                                                i probably         Yes if it
                                                won't use it as    increases the
                                                I organize my      chance that
                                                messages in        the recipient
                                                folders based      is going to
                                                on different       read it or it will
                                                relevance          automatically
Better                                          factors. One       set reminder
performance-                                    size doesn't fit   for the
the site is                    Everyday- I      all for my         recipient to
painfully slow   Better spam   don't trust my   message            read the
now.             filters.      spam filters.    relevance.         message.
                                                       That would be
                                                       a lot of work if
                                                       you were
                                                       sending an
                                                       email to a
                                                       distribution list
                                                       where the
                                                       message had
                                                       varying levels
                                                       of relevance
The people to                                          for the
follow search                                          recipients. I
tool is not as                                         would put in
user friendly                                          the effort for
as                                                     short and/or
Facebook's. It People should                           homogenous
needs some     send less of it          Not much,      distribution
overhauling.   :)              Never.   sounds useful. lists.
                                               I would prefer   This is
                                               to decide the    acceptable
                                               relevance on     since we
                Email                          my own.          already send
                systems                        Unless its a     such
                integrated                     really smart     information
Stats: It would with chat,                     tool which       through
be useful to    video and                      understands/in   priority,
get more stats voice sharing                   terprets the     bolding the
from twitter.   sessions are                   content and      content,
e.g.            very                           then decides     adding a note
views/clicks    interesting.                   the relevance,   or asking
on my page,     This is similar                it would be      sender to be
gathering       to what                        hard for me to   notified when
details on why GMAIL has                       start using      an email is
people follow recently                         such a           opened by the
others, etc.    introduced.     monthly once   system.          receiver.
                                                           Yes. I put the
                                                           key recipients
                                            I would prefer in the To: line
              None. Works                   to do my own and others in
No ads pls    well            Every few wks ranking        the CC: line

                                             I like to read
                                             all my mails in
Increase from Collaboration                  chronological
148 characters made easier                 0 order           No way.
Give me
(people who
are tweeting) -
similar to
NetFlix movie
on or Amazon

Like people
who follow                       Once a day to
"internetmktg"    Better         make sure
also follow       connectivity   that            no, my filters
these people      with social    something of    and subject
#viral            networking     importance      heading is
#marketing2.0     tools like     didn't end up   doing that job
etc.etc.          Twitter        there           for me now.      No
                                                It Depends. I
                                                would like
                                                such a
                                                system for my
                                                work email,
                                                as it work
                               It depends. I    items has
                               get hundreds     easy to define
                               of spam          priorities (eg.,   Depends.
                               messages in      based on           Most of my
                               my yahoo         sender, email      email
                               mail. So I       subject etc)       communicatio
                               don't look at    For my             n is currently
Categorize                     them at all.     personal           to people who
people by       An email       However, I       email, I           understand
interests. If I system, that   get maybe a      wouldn't need      the relevance
am looking for automatically few spam           such a             from the email
motorcyclists could create     messages a       system for 2       subject.So I
who have        some default week on my         reasons - One      don't need
travelled       replies based gmail. SO i       I don't receive    anything
around the      on the content check them       a lot of           extra.
world, and      in the         out as soon      personal           However, if I
want to follow incoming        as I see them.   emails daily       were to be
them, I am      message. I     Usually 99%      that they have     soliciting or
not sure how would just        of them are      to be              trying to
to go about it. need to        real spam, but   prioritized.       approach
Maybe it's      review that,   then there are   Secondly,          people I don't
already in      maybe modify a few that are     even if I did,     know or
there, but      a little, and  actual           my priorities      haven't
since I haven't send it.       messages         might change.      interacted
used twitter    Predicatable which              So unless the      with before,
much, I am      patterns       matched          system was         this kind of
not sur ehow around email some of the           absolutely         system might
to go about it. Replies.       spam criteria.   brilliant to       be useful.
                                       no, the
                                       receiver may
easier picture                         have a
upload           never   great idea.   different scale.
                                                               no, message
                                                               priority flags
                                                               have been
                                                               around for a
                                                               long time...
                                                               there has to
                                                               be a better
                                                               way to
              better                                           automate this
              threads,                                         type of
              easier         rarely, i trust                   relevancy
tweet buckets tagging, and   my spam filter                    based on past
for           more           and have my                       behavior and
categorizing  convenient     email client                      content,
content by    access (from   configured to     not much... i   including
person, hash the cloud and   let the most      wish i had a    subject string,
tag, or       across         valid email       system like     body text, and
keywords.     devices)       through.          this.           people.
                                                           I would. But
                                                           my concerns
                                                           -- how to
                            I look into my                 malicious
                            Spam folder                    senders from
                            only because                   providing
                            sometimes                      wrong
                            mail servers                   relevance?
                            move emails                    -- sometime
                            to Spam                        sender and
                            folder by                      recipients
                            mistake. I                     may have
                            never open                     quite different
                            emails in                      views about
                            Spam folder                    how relevant
                            that is not    I would like to an email is to
                            from           use as long     the recipients.
                            someone I      as the          And there
                            know and       prediction is   might be
                            obviously not reasonably       multiple levels
                            related to me. accurate.       of relevance
             Better anti-   I rarely open  Otherwise it    for recipients
Don’t have   spam           advertisement only creates     of the same
one.         mechanism      emails.        trouble.        email.
                                                           I would. But
                                                           my concerns
                                                           -- how to
                            I look into my                 malicious
                            Spam folder                    senders from
                            only because                   providing
                            sometimes                      wrong
                            mail servers                   relevance?
                            move emails                    -- sometime
                            to Spam                        sender and
                            folder by                      recipients
                            mistake. I                     may have
                            never open                     quite different
                            emails in                      views about
                            Spam folder                    how relevant
                            that is not    I would like to an email is to
                            from           use as long     the recipients.
                            someone I      as the          And there
                            know and       prediction is   might be
                            obviously not reasonably       multiple levels
                            related to me. accurate.       of relevance
             Better anti-   I rarely open  Otherwise it    for recipients
Don’t have   spam           advertisement only creates     of the same
one.         mechanism      emails.        trouble.        email.
                                                     I decide how
                                                     relevant the
                 I would like to                     message is by
                 see the                             looking at the
                 attachment                          sender. Once
                 for email                           I know who       No. I think
                 become more                         the sender is,   depending on
                 easier. There                       I know how       how much I
                 are various                         relevant the     am related to
                 limitations on                      email is to      recipient,
                 some email                          me. In order     he/she will
                 account on                          for a system     know how
                 the size of the                     be able to       relevant the
                 email can be                        rank the         message is
                 received or                         relevance to     for him/her.
                 attached. If                        me, the          Every email
                 the email                           system needs     sender will
                 sever can                           to know about    mark the
                 auto                                me. I simply     email is
                 compress/dec                        do not want      important to
                 ompress the                         an external      the recipient,
I do not use     attachment to                       system to        especially
twitters either. speed up the       Only once 6      know me or       those spam
I wish Twitter send/receive         months. Not      make             producers. So
in China, I      time, it will be   really look into decision for     this is not a
guess.           great.             that folder.     me.              good system.
                                            accuracy. i'm
                                            very biased
                                            towards time
                                            putting them
                                            out of
                                            sequence, for    If it's a pull
                                            instance         down menu
                                            organized by     yes, beyond
                                            thread is very   that no. My
                                            confusing, so    concern is
                                            the relevance    that it's hard
Integration                                 would have to    for a sender
with                                        be very          to know the
Facebook so                                 accurate to      relevance to
one client /   Better spam                  sort             the receiver
stream to      management                   independent      and this can
consume.       and reporting. once a year   of time.         be abused.
                                                            I dont think
     Too much            I dont get                         so. Like I
     clutter but not     anything in my                     mentioned in
     any easy way        spam folder                        the last
     to sort it out. I   as I dont turn                     answer, I am
     can deal            it on. I dont                      not too big on
     better with my      like things go                     defining the
     snail mail          to spam          I think I would criteria for
     even if there       without going    like that. But it spam or
     is junk in it.      through my       will be nice if relevance. It
     There is not        eyes. I am       it                will be nice if
     an easy way         okay with        automatically the e mail
     of looking at       getting some     knows whats system had a
     the e mail and      marketing        relevant for      way of
NA   sorting it out.     type e mails.    me.               knowing it.
         no thanks,
         because may
weekly   important stuff nope
      built in
      secretary to
      organize                                    This would
      inbox and                                   depend on the
      automatically                               person and
      create                                      how well I
      categories                                  knew them. If
      based on                                    it's a check
      common                        has to be     box setting
      topics or       never, just   easy to use   then no big
N/A   same sender     delete        and set up    deal.
a way to
people from                              Proof that it
following me if                          indeed works
they are          It'd be great if       well... that it
simply trying     email                  can effectively
to follow a ton   applications           weigh and
of people and     can somehow            balance
have people       make record            urgency and
follow them       keeping easier never   importance      yes
Twitter should
have a better                                                   I don't think
interface and                                                   this is very
gui to allow to                                                 practical.
filter and sort                                                 Everybody
tweets not                                                      woould assign
onlu                                                            high levels of
chronologically                                                 relevance to
 but also by      Emails and                                    their outgoing
ANY               rss feeds       I look at my                  messages no
dimension of      should          spam folder                   matter how
relevance you     automatically   once a week,                  relevant they
define: by        be assigned     and I often    I would adopt really are.
tags, by          levels of       miss non-      this           Relevance
interests, by     importance      spam           technology     needs to be
selected          based on        messages       immediately    computed by
group of          many            because of     both for email the receiving
friends, etc.     dimensions.     this.          and rss feeds. end.
Twitter should
have a better                                                   I don't think
interface and                                                   this is very
gui to allow to                                                 practical.
filter and sort                                                 Everybody
tweets not                                                      woould assign
onlu                                                            high levels of
chronologically                                                 relevance to
 but also by      Emails and                                    their outgoing
ANY               rss feeds       I look at my                  messages no
dimension of      should          spam folder                   matter how
relevance you     automatically   once a week,                  relevant they
define: by        be assigned     and I often    I would adopt really are.
tags, by          levels of       miss non-      this           Relevance
interests, by     importance      spam           technology     needs to be
selected          based on        messages       immediately    computed by
group of          many            because of     both for email the receiving
friends, etc.     dimensions.     this.          and rss feeds. end.
                                                I think that
                                                this would
                                                ignoring some
                                                emails, which
                                                I don't like. I'm   I think people
                                                pretty good at      already do
                                                filtering           this by using
                                                information         the important
                                                and deciding        '!'
                                                when I do or
                                                don't need to       The problem
                Link social                     read or             with this
                data about                      respond to          system is that
                people to                       something           this is a
                email content                   quickly. I think    reflection of
                and expand                      the problem         the
                the tagging                     with a              importance to
Some useful paradigm to                         predictive          the user
way to wade     people. When                    system is that      sending the
through the     I receive an                    it could be         message, not
noise and       email from                      incredibly          the user
discover        someone that                    wrong and           receiving it.
useful content I don't know, I                  force me to         Relevance is
in a seamless would like to                     ignore an           going to have
way. Search     easily be able                  email from a        the same
is simply       to figure out                   long lost           issue. You
ineffective     who they are,                   friend or my        send an
and finding     what                            grandma who         email, it is
the right kinds messages                        has never           implicit that
of people is    they have      I don't really   emailed             you think it is
tedious and     sent me in the look in my       before. It is an    relevant to the
difficult.      past, etc.     spam folder.     interesting         recipient.
                                                      I think just
               I would like to                        'important or
               have only one                          not important'
               ID account                             like one in
               that I can                             Outlook
               apply                                  program is
               everywhere.                            fine. If I have
               For example,                           to specify
               now I have to                          more than
Make it        maintain                               that, I don't
spread         Haas, Gmail,            I never use    think i will do
among Asian and Yahoo to               that. I love   it. It should
countries too cover all                simple         based on
so that I will network i               technology     recipient's
find it more   have to reach           not            judgment
useful. Thank and services i           complicated    rather than
you.           need to use.    Never   one.           sender.
                                                            I would. But
                                                            the thing I
                                                            don't like
                                                            about that is
                                                            that the
                                                            sender may
                                           I think it's a   think it's
                                           great idea. It relevant to
               Do a better                 would take a me, but I don't
               job of cross-               while though think it is.
               formatting.                 for me to trust Also, I think
               For example,                that it is doing everyone
               if I use bullet             it correctly.    would indicate
               points in my                There would      that their
               email,                      need to be       message is
               sometimes                   several          relevant...there
               they don't                  months where fore we'd be
               show up in                  it is            back to
               the recipients              consistently     square one
Not sure - I   email or the                working          with everyone
rarely use     format gets all             properly for     being at equal
Twitter.       crazy.          Every day   me to trust it. importance.
A better way   It should bring                                      I don't think
to filter the  in social data                                       this is really
people you     such as linked                                       possible. At
follow on the  in profiles,                                         my previous
site itself; wefacebook                                             job, I always
should not     profile pics,                                        found it
have to use    records of                                           extremely
outside        past emails.                                         annoying
programs to    When you                                             when
make the       receive a                                            someone
information    message                                              marked a
we are getting from                                                 message as
more relevant  someone it                                           "urgent"
and            would be                                             because often
organized.     helpful to                                           times, from
               have all of this                  I think if there   my point of
Twitter should context so                        was a quick        view, the
have a         that you can                      way to set this    message was
filtering      respond                           up (10             not. Only the
system so      appropriately                     minutes max)       end user can
that you can   and in an                         and then           determine
group your     informed                          there was a        how relevant
tweets into    manner.                           simple             the message
different                                        thumbs             is, not the
categories     Email should                      up/thumbs          sender. I
and structures also allow a                      down way to        would not do
for easier     user to                           give feedback      the extra work
monitoring.    determine                         to the system,     to provide this
You should     how they                          I would be         information
not have to    would like to                     very willing to    because I
rely on        sort incoming                     use a              think it is
outside        messages -       Every day in     predicted          presumptuous
platforms like while            outlook, never   relevance          to say how
TweetDeck to chronology is in gmail.             system.            relevant your
                            I don't look at
                            my gmail
                            spam folder at
                            I look every
Know who is                 email in my
the one who    Too many     mba spam
following me emails. I need folder            The prediction
and why        a better     because they      should be      Yes for
he/she follows mechanism to are often not     powerful and important
me.            filter them. spam.             reliable.      messages.
                                                                   No. And
                                                                   as a receiver I
                                                                   would not
                                                                   trust the
                                                                   sender to be
                                                                   able to
                Extend email                                       judge how
                to capture                                         important a
                voicemail as                                       message is
                well. This                                         for me. I think
                obviously                                          the relevance
                requires                                           needs to be
                speech-to-text                                     algorithm-
                and potentially                                    based. It
                direct access                                      could
                to network-                                        incorporate
                based                                              whether or not
                voicemail.                                         the sender's
Help me         But the ability                  It wouldn't       address is in
understand      to have a                        "take"            my address
how to use it. unified inbox                     anything. I       book, how
I've tried at   for both email                   would be          frequently I
least three     and voicemail,                   willing to try    have
separate        and to be able                   this to see if it communicated
times to get    to respond to                    had a              with them in
into Twitter.   either type of                   meaningful        the past,
But there is so message with      Whenever I     impact on         average time
much noise      text or voice     see that a     sorting           for me to reply
that I end up recordings          message is     through the       to a message
leaving the     would be          present in the deluge of         from that
system.         tremendous.       spam folder.   daily email.      sender, etc.
                                      not much if it
nothing that                          were free. i'd
comes to mind no spam   once per week try it out       yes
                                 I would try it
                                 Would need
                                 to be sure I
                                 don't miss a
                                 message. If it
                                 could screen
                                 out some
                                 and leave
                                 them in a
                                 stuff" folder,
                                 that would be No. Already
                                 great.        possible in
    Integrate                                  email and
    better with                  Could look at mostly
    other                        how much I    abused to
    networks                     read certain  promote not
    (similar to                  messages for so important
-   Xobni plugin). Once a day.   example.      messages.
I would like
Twitter to
learn about
my interests      I like the
based on          simplicity of e-
previous          mail but I
tweets and        would like my
search            e-mail to
history. I have   integrate
some saved        better with
searches, but     social                                           No. I would
I would like      networks. I'd                                    always
Twitter to also   like to be able                                  indicate that
be able to        to easily                                        it's very high. I
identify items    forward on                                       would never
that I would      data or tweets                    I would gladly send a
miss but are      that I see on                     give it a try  message and
likely of         social           Never, I trust   with no        mark it with
interest to me.   networks.        the filter.      preconditions. low relevance.
NA   NA   Once a day   NA   NA
               For gmail, I
               check it every
               time there's a
               msg in the
               folder (it's
               really obvious                   No. I think
               when I have                      indicating
               something                        priority is
               marked                           enough (and
               spam).           If I could      that
               For outlook,     create the      functionality
               it's less        relevance       exists). Plus,
               obvious that I   categories.     I wouldn't be a
               have             Although I      good judge of
               something in     think time      indicating
               the spam         stamps are      what is
               folder so I      the best way    relevant to the
Automatic      sometimes        to organize     recipient (only
summary of     goes a week      emails and      the priority the
emails would   without          would filter    msg has to
be nice.       checking.        into folders.   me).
                                                          No. I also
                                                          think that's a
                                                          crazy thing to
                                                          ask a sender.
                                                          Why would
                                                          he/she send
                                                          what they
                                                          thought was
                                                          an unrelevant
                                                          How many
                                                          low priority
                                                          messages do
                                                          you get per
                                                          day? I think I
             So many                                      haven't
             people get                                   received any
             tons of email                                in months.
             per day these
             days that                                    You can infer
             barely any are                               much of that
             read                                         through the
             anymore.                                     metadata and
             How can we                                   content of the
             automatically                                email. For
             sort email by                                example if the
             what I want to                               recipient is
             read. I think                                cc'd then
             all of these                                 perhaps it is
             systems                                      less relevant.
             suffer from                                  If it is a one to
Same thing   mass                        If it worked I   one message
as above.    information    Never ever   would use it     then perhaps
Relevancy.   overload.      ever.        today.           it is more
                                           changes daily,
                                           and even
                                           within the day
                                           it changes by
                                           hour. I doubt
                                           a system that
                                           is good
                                           enough to
                                           achieve a          No. As a
                                           good enough        recipient I
                                           relevance          decide what is
              At the base                  rank will be       relevant, as a
              level SMTO-                  developed in       sender you do
              AUTH would                   my lifetime,       not. I would
              be a good                    though I           not support
              beginning, but               definitely think   such a
              not entirely                 it is possible     system as it
Integration   sufficient to                and will           presumes that
with IM       eliminate all                happen in the      I know better
services.     spam.          Once a day.   future.            than you do.
                                           changes daily,
                                           and even
                                           within the day
                                           it changes by
                                           hour. I doubt
                                           a system that
                                           is good
                                           enough to
                                           achieve a          No. As a
                                           good enough        recipient I
                                           relevance          decide what is
              At the base                  rank will be       relevant, as a
              level SMTO-                  developed in       sender you do
              AUTH would                   my lifetime,       not. I would
              be a good                    though I           not support
              beginning, but               definitely think   such a
              not entirely                 it is possible     system as it
Integration   sufficient to                and will           presumes that
with IM       eliminate all                happen in the      I know better
services.     spam.          Once a day.   future.            than you do.
                                           changes daily,
                                           and even
                                           within the day
                                           it changes by
                                           hour. I doubt
                                           a system that
                                           is good
                                           enough to
                                           achieve a          No. As a
                                           good enough        recipient I
                                           relevance          decide what is
              At the base                  rank will be       relevant, as a
              level SMTO-                  developed in       sender you do
              AUTH would                   my lifetime,       not. I would
              be a good                    though I           not support
              beginning, but               definitely think   such a
              not entirely                 it is possible     system as it
Integration   sufficient to                and will           presumes that
with IM       eliminate all                happen in the      I know better
services.     spam.          Once a day.   future.            than you do.
                                                                   I do not think I
                Better Spam       Not often                        would like to.
                control - too     (maybe once                      Even if i did,
                many False        in 2 weeks)                      the scheme
                positives         and this has                     has multiple
                (valid            created                          flaws - there
                messages          problems for                     is no per user
                relegated to      me in the                        normalization
                Spam folder)      past. Yahoo                      (some people
If it could     and too many      Mail often                       may
somehow         False             puts valid                       inherently
present         negatives         messages in      Would take a think
Tweets on a     (spam             the Spam         lot for me to   everything
related topic   messages          folder (it is    be convinced they send is
as a single     showing up        bewildering      of the efficacy relevant).
Tweet stream on Inbox).           because          of these        Furthermore,
that I can then In my             sometimes it     relevance       asking the
enjoy. As it    experience,       is the           engines,        sender to
stands now,     Yahoo Mail is     response         particularly in make a
the Tweet       particularly      from             the context of judgment on
stream is       bad. Most         someone I        email. Also,    the relevance
multiple        corporate IT      have sent a      for email       to the receiver
smaller,        systems,          mail to) and     there is a      is broken, the
independent     which use one     as I check it    natural         sender has at
streams all     form of Spam      infrequently,    chronological best (in most
coursing        control or        the people on    order which     cases) a
together, and another, have       the other end    may work        limited view of
it is upto the  been a bit        think I am not   against         what all things
user to do the better (at least   being            ordering via    are relevant to
complex job     in my             responsive.      relevance.      the receiver.
of filtering.   experience).
                                                     if it's tied to
                                       not much. I   the "subject"
plug into   better junk                would be very field in a
Outlook     mail filtering   monthly   interested.   simple way
               pay money
               (fraction of a
               cent) to send
location       an email, to
identification combat spam.                I could rank
for every user use this                    people
(not only      money for a                 dependence
those who      good purpose once every 3   on their
use brightkite / charity      days         importance     yes!
              color coding,
              better rules,
              interface with
              dropboxes,                                   no, it should
              tags, flags,                                 be intuitive
not           etc. one giant                nothing, i     based on who
knowledgeable inbox is crazy..              would use it   i reply to, how
 enough yet.                   once a month now            quickly, etc.
    if I could
    beam it into
    my brain, I
    wouldn't have
    to read it.

    I would really
    like a
    prereading                                      Outlook
    rating; is it just   almost never,              allows for
    for me? will I       it works great             'urgent'
    read it or           (and there's               messages,
    immediately          too much                   but not much
.   archive it?          spam)            note 22   else.
                Allow me to
                create an
                that sits in my
                gmail and
                operates on
                data inside                            There is
I would like to the email.                             already a
define          For example:                           'priority' tag
structured      I get an email                         on emails.
data to be      every night                            It's useless
associated      about whether          This is a non- because the
with each       the is an error        starter.        sender
tweet. For      on my                  Starvation will *always*
example: I      website. It            be a big        overestimates
might want to would be                 problem,        the
twitter my      great if i could       particularly in importance of
latitude and    create a               early           their own
longitude       'gmail app'            incarnations    email.
throughout      that would             of the system. Most likely, I
the day, or     inspect this            People         would
twitter my      email, and             expect me to continue to
heartrate, or   update an              respond to      send every
what song I'm icon in my               their emails,   email at the
listening to.   gmail to either        and I can't     same 'normal'
                red or green. Never.   disappoint.     priority.
                Email that
                would suggest
                how to be                              Only if I would
                best                                   see it works
                organized in          If it works to a when
Really know     folders by            75% I would      somebody
what I really   themes,               pay $30 per      uses it with
care about.     senders etc.  never   month for it.    me.
                 We need
                 email 2.0,
                 even text
                 messages are
                 more                                              This wouldn't
                 advanced                                          work,
                 than email. It                                    everybody
                 would be nice                                     would say
                 if my email                                       their message
                 was sorted for                                    is super
                 me so I don't                                     relevant every
                 have to look     Never,                           time. The
                 through and      sometimes I                      receiver
I don't use      find the         click the                        needs to
Twitter and      messages I       "Delete All"   Nothing, I'll try decide, not
don't plan to.   want to read.    button.        it now.           the sender.
To somehow        attachments
eliminate any     not so finnicky                                        No. And I
and all           and easily                                             would not like
worthless         blocked/mess                                           a sender's
tweets. I         ed up by                                               assessment
would only        networks. A                                            of the
want to see       completely                                             message's
things that I     standardized                                           relevance to
actually find     way of setting                                         play any role
interesting,      up replies                                             in how my
and I do not      would be nice                                          email
want to have      too. It is                                             program
to police my      annoying          I never look in                      works. I do
friends or stop   when              my spam                              not trust most
following         someone           folder. All                          people's
someone as        replies or        absolutely          The system       assessments.
they might        forwards a        crucial emails      would have to     Most of the
have that one     message and       (bills, etc.) are   work better      email that I
nugget of         the original is   set up to go to     than a system    receive that is
information       included as       a different         that orders by   marked as
that I find       an attachment     address that        the date/time    "high priority"
interesting       instead of        is only used        that the         is clearly not
once in a         being in the      for that            message was      even close to
while.            body.             purpose.            received.        a priority.
Decide for me
what is and
isn't relevant.
Censor some
of the Twitter    Better                        Not much. I     No.
"celebrities"     grouping/orga                 think that      Especially not
that write        nization/searc                would be very   when I'm
about nothing.    h like Xobni.  Very rarely.   interesting.    ccing people.
                                              I would be
                                              pretty hesitant
                                              to join. I
                                              would have to
                Make                          understand
                everyone in                   the criteria
                the U.S. take                 that make
                an email                      something         Yes, if it was
                etiquette                     "relevant" to     one button. I
                class, you                    me before         do send
                wouldn't                      trying it out,    messages
                believe how                   and also be       sometimes
                much spam                     sure that I       that are more
                even close                    wouldn't start    FYI and I
                contacts                      missing any       would
Not sure, not   send.                         info that was     honestly rank
familiar with                                 classified as     these as
twitter.                        Almost never. "not relevant"    lower priority.
Perhaps be
able to see      Have an
who the          improved                 If it was easy
people that      function to              to
were following   separate                 install/activate,
me were          different kinds           I would
following        of mail                  definitely try it
more easily.     received.       Never.   out!              Yes, I would.
                                Once a
                                month? Like I
                                said, Gmail is   I am
I hope I can   I don't have     good at that     comfortable
write longer   any problem      (after I spent   now with the    Sure. That's
messages       with emails. I   some time on     order of time   not much
and updates.   like Gmail.      filters).        received.       work.
      Undo emails:
      have a central                Make sure
      system for                    that the
      email where it                system ranks
      is possible to                well. I'm
      withdraw an                   personally
      email sent to                 skeptical
      a recipient                   about he
      unless they've                ability to have
      seen it.                      a perfect
      Basically, the                ranking           I won't,
      email will                    system. The       especially that
      remain on the                 classical         what might be
      server until it               alternative       relevant in my
      is read where                 must be           eyes can be
      in this case it               available so I    easily
      will be                       would             different from
      unloaded                      consider          what is
      from the                      using this        relevant for
N/A   server.         once a week   system            the recipient
               storage and
               better search
               engines. I
               also don't
               think it's
               possible to
               search the
               sent box, and
               I sometimes
               want to find              I think I prefer
               things in                 to rank emails
               emails I'd                chronologically
               sent. A recall             because you
               function to               never know
I wish they'd  retrieve email            when an            Only when the
bring back the that was sent             irrelevant         email is
AIM bot that   wrongly by                email may          urgent and I
allowed you to accident,                 actually           really want the
type in your   before the                contain            recipient to
status into    other person              important          read it
AIM.           reads it.        Never.   information.       immediately.
                                            I don't think I
                                            want to use
                                            one. Because
                                            I don't think
                                            the relevance
           We can add                       would be
           videos and                       selected          Yes, I would
           picture like a                   accurately by     like to do it if I
They can   facebook                         programming.      really want to
make       page rather      I never look in I don't want to   make sure the
Chinese    than attach      my spam         anything          email will be
version.   them.            folder.         important.        read.
                I like keeping                    I think that
                my Inbox                          would be a
                organized, but                    pretty cool
                I have not                        feature, one
                found any one                     that I wouldn't
                application                       mind trying
                that does a                       out in the
                really great                      future. It
                job. The                          would be nice
                system that                       to go through
                comes closest                     emails from         If the email
                to what I                         friends and         had to do with
                would                             potential           an
                consider an                       employers           emergency, I
                ideal            I really only    first before        would
                application is   look in the      messages            definitely
                Stanford's       spam folder if   from the my         specify that
                Webmail. I       I am             department          the message
                can make         expecting an     here at             has high
                folders just     email such as    Stanford.           relevance.
Since I am      like in Yahoo!   a confirmation   However,            However, for
not a suer of Mail and I can     and see that a   because I           every other
Twitter, I do   visualize        message has      receive so few      situation, I
not know if     chains of        just been        emails right        feel that it is
this feature    correspondenc    marked as        now, it is not      not up to me
already exists, e just like in   spam.            that difficult to   to decide how
but it would    Gmail. My        Otherwise, I     go through all       relevant the
be a good       suggestion to    pretty much      of my               information is
idea in my      improve email    ignore the       incoming            to the
opinion to      would be to      spam             messages in         recipient. I
order the       combine all of   messages         one sitting         might come
incoming        the great        and empty the    and pick out        across as
tweets by       features of      folder           the relevant        pretentious if I
relevance.      Gmail, Yahoo!    periodically.    ones.               did so.
               For Gmail, if I
               know when
               the reader
               read my
               message that
               would be
               suggestion is,
               if all incoming
I still don't  emails can be
understand     sorted into
what's so fun "urgent" and
about Twitter. "non-urgent"
I wish Twitter automatically,               That would be Yes I would
could teach    that would be Every time I   quite useful, if do the extra
me.            great.          have spam.   it's reliable.   work.
                                            I would need
                                            to check it out
                                            to see how
                                            well it worked.
               Better                        If it worked     Probably not.
               organizational               well, I would     I would
               tools.                       definitely give   always say
               Perhaps                      it a try. And I   my emails are
               emails you                   would need a      relevant. the
               have                         quick button      extra work
               responded to                 that would set    would
No wishes--I   become                       everything        probably be
don't use      hidden in your               back to the       too time
Twitter.       inbox.         Once a month. old way.          consuming.
                                          I would
                                          definitely give
                                          it a try,           No, because I
                                          however, I          don't always
                                          believe that        know the what
                                          something           is relevant to
                                          like predicted      the receiver.
                                          relevance is        Also who
                                          so individual       would have
                                          and particular      the incentive
                                          that it would       to rank his
                                          require AI to       emails as
                                          do it truly well.   being of low
                                          Otherwise it        relevance to
                                          can get             the receiver?
                                          annoying and        When I send
                                          even                an email I do
                                          damaging            it with the
                                          (what if I          intention that
               Entity                     happened to         the receiver
               extraction and             lose sight of a     would actually
               programmatic               very important      read it and
               linking with               email b/c the       respond to it,
               other services             predicted           and thus I
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               with my                    ranked them         that receiver
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Twitter        problem...)       NEVER    jobs...)            relevant.
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                                                                  work, but I
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                                                                  that's a good
                                                                  way of sorting
                                                                  relevance. A
                                                                  better way
                                                                  would be for
                                                                  the recipient
                                                                  to have the
                                                                  option to rate
                                                                  the email's
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                sometimes                                         example,
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                emails                                            can click on a
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used Twitter    gets lost in a                   mean what        lower the
enough to       sea of crap      I never look in would it take? email's
know what I     emails that I    my spam         I'd use it right ranking or
want from it.   just delete.     folder.         away.            raise it.
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                problem with
                e-mail seems
                to be its just
                too damn
                easy to send
                it. People get
                with requests
                for things that
                the person
                wouldn't make
                a phone call                                          I like this idea.
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                 they would                                           people who I
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                this is                                               every e-mail.
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filtering       problem.                                              is, and maybe
systems so if I Maybe some         Never -                            that will
signed up, I    kind of            checked it a                       convince
would only get relevance           couple times,                      some people
the occasional ranking that        saw it was all                     just to solve
random          puts random        spam (good                         the problem
update I        requests at        job spam                           themselves
actually        the bottom?        filter) and now I'd try it right   instead of e-
wanted          but not sure       I trust it      away!              mailing!
                                               I dont want
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                                               through my
                                               mails. God
                                               something is
better          i like is the                  really          No. Again
suggested       way it is.      When the       important and   email is
followers and   email           number is      doesnt come     meant to be
do something    shouldnt be     greater than   up in the       as simple as
about spam!     complicated     15             queue!          possible
                I see the
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                could be
                I would like it
                to at least sort
                emails which
                are sent to
                maybe < 5
                people to
                those sent to
                >5 and/or
                email lists. I
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                work, the          months. I
                group emails       have come to
                are those that     be confident
                I am less          in Google's
                interested in      spam
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create apps      people saying                     me questions
on Twitter       to senders, "if                   and that I        Yeah, I think
itself (like on you want to                        could always      so. I try to do
facebook) and send an email                        tell it when it   it already by
not just as      to this person, every day, the    is right and      specifying
tools on other please pay         spam filtering   wrong.            clear email
websites.        $0.0001"         system sucks.                      titles.
                   sub-inboxes. i
                   want my
                   coming into
                   one folder,
let me rate my     and business
posts for          messages                                        I don't spam
relevance. i       coming into                                     people so
have one user      another and                                     most if not all
that just has      my newsletter                                   my messages
brain diarriah.    or anything                                     are relavent. it
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about              into a third. I                  use/conversio redundant for
nothing!! but      don't want to                    n from my      me. you need
i'd like to stop   see a list of all                current system another
following her      messages by                      no settings    scale/metric.
"politely" or      time when                        changes (i     importance
give her polite    they came in.                    have three     maybe? just
feedback that      sort them for                    POP3           the "!" mark in
her stuff is       me (i'll train it                accounts)      outlook isn't
obnoxious.         or assign).                      easy "quit"    enough.
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what i want.       newsletters                      after trying - human
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can rate her       get to them                      lose track of  with
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filter will only   see personal two weeks. or from one filing creates an
let in what's      or business      i reach a limit cabinet to     unreliable
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                business        Yahoo Mail is Content             rank it high
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                continuously and hence          keywords like     other
                share           there has       “Reply asap”      messages.
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                and keep        the need to go Today” (d)         sender does
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                modified        folder. From    Priority level    any
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would like to   inbuilt         I’ve never      Lower rank to     would be
search only     Powerpoint      found a non- emails               send with
within tweets   like editor     spam mail       containing        normal
of people I’m   would be        classified as   offers, etc. A    priority.
following.      really handy. spam.             weighted          Hence this
                                                      I would only
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                                                      system if I
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so I'm not                                            worked             do this extra
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feature                                               If I wasn't        implemented
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or not, but I                                         effectiveness,     simple
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interesting for   mail to learn                       worried that       checkbox or
Twitter to        from user's                         the ranking        drop-down
implement a       actions and                         system was         list, for
recommendati      predict which                       wrong and          example, it
on system to      e-mails the                         would prevent      would take 10
suggest           user always                         my examining       seconds for
people I might    deletes.                            an extremely       me to do this.
be interested     When I check       I never look at important e-        I could
in following or   my e-mail, for     my spam          mail. I would      foresee a
posts I would     example, I         folder unless also need the         problem of
find              delete the         someone          system to          everyone
interesting.      majority of my     explicitly tells know to group      marking the
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help me follow    isn't extremely    me an e-mail I the same             importance,
people I          pertinent to       never            thread             though, since
hadn't thought    me, even if it's   received. I      chronologically    people would
of before, as     not spam, but      just assume      , no matter        very rarely
word-of-          Dell, for          that             which e-mail       send an e-
mouth seems       example,           everything in in the thread         mail they
to be the only    often sends        the spam         might be the       didn't think
way to follow     updates that I     folder is        "most              was important
people now.       don't read.        actually spam. interesting."        to read.
                lots of free
                email can not
                give your
                notice that
                you have one
                unread email.
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                If I want to
                whether I
                have a new
                email, I will go
                m, and log in.
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                have a
                have a new
                email from                                         it will depends
                stanford                                           on what kind
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                can send me                        save lots of    to click one
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                information                        It's like an    problem for
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                know whether       when I check    I can manage to input some
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have no         Whether I          not believe     corresponds     might not do
experience for have a new          this spam       to this system. this extra
Twitter things. email is very      system.         I love it!      work.
                                                 How would I
                                                 know when
                                                 the message
                                                 that the
                                                 person on the
                                                 other end will
                                                 find it
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                                 you would still obviously
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    problem, so a                them to make ple you could
    way to                       sure it had     make this
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    detection                    correctly, so   about, but
    would be a                   would really    probably not
    good          close to every save you any every
?   improvement. day             time?           message.
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            tend to use e-
            mail to
            organize my
            life, I wish
            there were a
            better way of
            important e-
            mails at the                                 Yes. If it was
            top of my                                    as simple as
            inbox, without                               a pull-down
            them being                   I would have    menu with a
            pushed down                  to be sure      priority scale
            as more come                 whatever        that was
            in. Currently I              algorithm is    placed right
            can only mark                determining     next to the
            them as                      relevance is    send button
            unread, but                  not filtering   then I would
            the still get                out important   do the extra
Not sure.   pushed down. Almost never.   information.    work.
                 It would be
                 nice if it could
                 which emails                   Not much, I'd
I don't really   are important                  be willing to
care about       to me and        Practically   try it straight
twitter.         highlight them. never.         away.             Yes.
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                                                seems like an    ready to
                                                interesting      specify how
                                                project, I       relevant the
                                                would not be     message is
                                                ready at the     for the
                                                present time     recipient
                                                to use such a    except in
                Displaying                      system since I   some cases
I apologize     new emails in                   would be         where I am
again but I do  feeds would                     worried about    certain that
not have a      be really                       becoming         the message
twitter         interesting                     dependent on     is relevant. I
account at the  (i.e.                           a system that    do not want to
moment.         visualizing a                   might not be     spend the
                list of emails                  very accurate.   extra time
However, I      at once, with                   For example,     thinking about
think it would only the first                   if I rely on     how relevant
be nice if a    few                             such a           my message
user could      paragraphs of                   system, if I     is compared
organize        the email                       notice that      to the other
followers into displayed).                      emails ranked    messages the
lists or groups This would                      5-7 are not      recipient
(i.e. family,   make reading     I frequently   very relevant    might receive.
friends,        emails much      check my       to me for        Therefore, if
coworkers,...). faster than      spam folder    example, I       prompted to
I am not sure having to click    (at least once might only       do so, I will
if this feature through all of   a day) to      read the first   always specify
is already      them to get      make sure      4 emails and     my emails as
available but I the important    emails were    overlook the     relevant. Also,
think it is     points and       not            rest of my       this might
essential to    establish a      misclassified emails (rank 8    become a
filter relevant priority         into the wrong and higher)      problem when
information.    ranking.         folder         although         sending
                                                           Perhaps, but
                                                           would mark
                                                           messages as
                                                           important. In
                                                           that case, it's
                                                           an error in
                                                           because if
                                            not much, but everything is
                                            it would have marked as
                                            to also know important, the
                                            what mood      reader will
                                            I'm in and the never know
                                            time of day.   what's
                                            Priorities     important and
                                            change based treat
Don't use   Can't think of                  on those       everything the
Twitter     anything         once a week.   factors.       same.
                                                      I would, but I
                                                      feel like this
                                                      has a lot of
                                                      potential for
                                                      abuse such
                                                      as spammers
                                                      messages as
                                                      top priority.
                                                      Also, senders
                                                      might always
                                       A cash         assume that
                                       incentive, and the
                                       an option to   information is
                                       switch back to very relevant,
                                       my old system when the
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              check if                 the new        might have a
              someone has              system         different
I don't use   read a                   inconvenient ranking
Twitter.      message.        Never.   or confusing. system.
                             quite often.
                             the email
                             spam filter is
                             not reliable at
                             all, e.g. i have
                             emails (from
             ability to      the CEO of
sort the     snooze it. it's the company)
messages     a constant      ending up in     i'd use it if
other than   interruption to the spam         there's such
time.        check.          folder.          system.         yes, i would
                                                               I would not
                                                               mind the extra
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                 importance                    does I good     although a
N/A - I do not   based on the                  job I would     proper
have such a      receiver, not                 switch          estimation will
wish             the sender.     Once a week   instantly.      be hard.
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     message is
     short enough,
     instead of
     going to a
     new page, it
     expands on
     the same
     page. Then
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     necessary                                doesn't
     can be done                              require more
     to it like a                             than a click or
     normal        Every month   Low upkeep   a few keys
NA   message.      or so.        time cost.   pressed.
                  E-mail should
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                  prioritized                 combination      definitely
                  based upon                  of a prior       make the
                  previous use,               probability      extra work for
                  without having              that any         important e-
                  to be                       person would     mails. It
                  manually                    consider the     needs to go
I'd like to see   subdivided                  message          both ways
tweets be         into inboxes.               important,       though, as the
able to           E-mail                      which is a       importance of
converge to a     identities                  combination      the e-mail
conversation      should have                 of the person    should be
if the relevant   "importance                 sending and      confirmed by
tweets have       scores", so                 the content of   the recipient.
been rated as     that if Barack              the e-mail,      If not, then the
highly            Obama or Bill               and the          sender has
informative,      Gates e-                    history of my    cried wolf,
and not just      mails, it                   e-mail use       and his
among people      automatically               patterns. It     important e-
you're directly   goes to the                 needs to do      mails should
following or      top and                     this in a way    be marked as
who are           shows up in    Once every   that is spam     decreased
following you.    bold.          few weeks.   proof.           importance.
                                            Since I
                                            believe it is
                                            already so
                                            easy and
                                            quick for
                                            someone to
                                            determine the
                                            relevance of      This depends
                                            an e-mail,        a lot on the
                                            right now I       implementatio
                                            would not use     n of the
                                            this service. I   system, as
                                            would need to     well as my
                                            receive e-        need for such
                                            mails in such     a system. I
                                            volumes to        would be
                            I'm rather      make this         unlikely to
To create                   paranoid that task tedious        answer
different                   an important in order to use      detailed
groups of                   e-mail will one this service.     questions
friends that                day land in my Someone in a       about e-mail
you could                   spam folder,    position to       relevance, but
broadcast      Some form of so I check      receive lots of   I would be
tweets to,     spam         and empty my e-mails would        willing to
rather than    reduction    spam folder     more likely       provide quick
the entire     would be     nearly every    find this         numeric
public.        great.       day.            useful.           rankings.
                                               I can't
                                               imagine I
                                               would ever
                                               use a system
                                               like this. So
                                               much of the
                                               relevance of
                                               my message
                                               rely on
                                               contexts, and
                                               event that
                                               occur outside
I wish Twitter                                 of the digital I likely would
would die a                                    world.         not take this
slow and         Better spam                                  step. If
painful death.   filter. Gmail                Additionally, I anything, I
I'm really not   has done a                   generally only would write
familiar         great job with               keep 5-10       the email
enough with      this, but a few              message in      subject head
the service to   messages                     my inbox, and like so:
purpose          always slip by Once or twice rarely feel     "IMPORTANT:
changes.         every day.      per week.    overwhelmed. ....."
                                                                        frictional costs
                                                                        there. Can't
                                                                        we use NLP
                                                                        combined with
                                                                        Facebook and
                                                                        other stuff to
                                                                        see how
               I haven't          Once every 2                          relevant it
               thought a lot      weeks or so.                          might be and
               about email. I     Usually after I                       assign our
               would like to      sign up for                           own score.
               see the            some service      Little. I'd do it   Sender
               boundaries         and I don't       if Gmail            designated
               between IM         see a             added it as a       relevancy
               services go        welcome           feature. I          would be
               down. We           message with      probably            subject to lots
               saw a Google-      a verification    wouldn't            of spam,
               AIM deal.          link in my        switch email        which defeats
               Meebo              Gmail, I'll       providers just      the purpose
Add location   requires going     check out the     for this            of the ranking
based service. to another site.   spam.             feature.            system.
                                              I’d like to try it,   I would,
                                              though I’d be         assuming it
                                              a bit skeptical       was quick and
                                              of how it             easy (like the
                                              would know            high/low
                                              what is               priority option
                                              relevant to           already
                                              me. Also, I           available with
                                              receive email         email).
                                              on my cell            However, I
                                              phone, which          would
                                              allows me to          definitely
                                              check my              question
                                              email quite           whether I was
                                              frequently. In        the right
                                              that case,            person to
                                              relevance             specify the
                “Smart”                       sorting               relevance of
                displays –                    wouldn’t be           my message
                program                       terribly              to the
                would know                    helpful,              recipient. If
                when to        I look at my   because it            I’m sending
                display emails spam folder    might only be         my email to a
                as individual  whenever       ranking one to        professor, or
                messages,      there is new   three emails.         a high-ranking
I don’t use     and when to    mail there, to The service           individual in a
Twitter, so I’m display as     make sure I’m would be               business, I
not in a        threaded       not missing    most helpful          may think that
position to     conversations. an important for people              the email is
evaluate their    Automated    message that who are                 extremely
features or     sorting could was             checking their        relevant to
what should     also be        accidentally   email                 that person,
be their        extremely      marked as      infrequently          while they
features.       helpful.       spam.          enough that           may find it
                                                                 No, email is
                                                                 not for
                                                                 n. There is
                                                                 always phone
                                                                 or IM, if you
                                                                 want an
                                               Ah, this is       answer.
                                               basically how
                              Almost never. I said email         Already, we
                              GMail does a could be              can gauge
               A better way pretty good        improved in       how important
               to prioritize  job of filtering the previous      a mail is to us
               your incoming spam, by          question. I       by seeing who
               mail. The      harnessing       would jump at     it is
Categorization inbox should the power of       this, but my      addressed to.
 of updates,   learn from my crowds in a       prolonged use     Obviously,
with           reading habits great way.       would depend      messages
importance as over time and However, I         greatly on        addressed
well. Some     then           would like to    how well it's     directly to me
tweets are     automatically see border        suggested         are more
only valuable prioritize mail cases in the     ranking           important
if read        so that I read Inbox, as it is agrees with        than those
immediately, what is          always better my actual            sent to a
while others   important to   to be safe       relevance/prior   broad mailing
can wait.      me first.      than sorry.      ities.            list.
               A better or
Since I am     more efficient
new to         way to                       I might ignore
Twitter, I     distinguish                  using it until I
guess I do not between                      find out the
have the wish spam and         Once every   system is        Only when I
by now.        regular emails. other day    really useful. have time.
                                                                   Only in a few
                                                                   misuse the
                                                                   the "urgent"
                                                                   possible, and
                                                                   I don't trust
                                                                   the general
                                                Someone            public to be
                                                would only         any better at
                                                have to give       guessing
                                                me a system        relevance
                                                (assuming it       than the
                                                worked), and I     people that do
                                                would use it. I    now. That
                                                wouldn't           being said, it
                                                switch away        seems that
                                                from webmail       engineers
expose                                          to a rich client   usually do a
"interestingnes                                 for it though,     much better
s" in some                     rarely - there   especially if      job of only
indexed way                    has almost       that client only   flagging
for tweets like                never been a     ran on             important
Flickr does for make it more   false positive   windows            message as
photos          secure.        w/ gmail         (sorry Xobni).     urgent.
                             It would take
                             alot. My way
                             of checking
                             my email is
                             "fixed", so I
I don't use                  wouldn't be
Twitter, so I   Perhaps once inclined to try
can't say       a week.      a new system. No, I wouldn't.
                                                                   I don't know.
                                                 I think that      One big
                                                 this would be     challenge is
                                                 very beneficial   that I often, at
                                                 at work.          least at work,
                                                 Generally I       send emails
                                                 have one          out to groups
                                                 project that I    of people and
                                                 am working        the contents
                                                 on at one         are more or
                                                 period of time,   less relevant
                                Almost never. say for a            to different
                                 I use gmail a morning. This       people in the
                                lot and think    most likely       group. I'm not
                                that it does a changes in          sure that I
                                pretty good      the afternoon,    would take
                                job with         so I would        the time to
                                detecting        want it           categorize it
               Convince         spam. I'm        resorted for      for them.
               marketers        surprised that that.
               that they        they started                       Also,
               would get        pulling apple For my               sometimes it
               better results   marketing        personal          surprises me
Not sure.      if they used     emails in the email this           what people
Haven't used   less frequent    spam box, but would be less        find relevant
it yet.        contacts.        I don't mind it. valuable.         or not.
                 A more
                 format for
                 certain type of                 Since this
                 messages to                     does not
                 enable easier                   entail losing
                 every-day                       any
                 processing -                    messages, I
                 eg transfering                  would be
                 directly to                     willing to try it,
                 calendar/organ                  provided             Yes,
                 izer.                           some rules           especially in
I am not an      This should                     can be               cases where
active user of   be used by        Everyday, but manually fine-       the message
twitter, so I    everyone,         most of the   tuned to             is actually
cannot           cross-email       filtering is  improve the          relevant
appropriately    platform to       correct and I relevance            rather then for
answer this      make it really    can trash the predictions.         less relevant
question.        useful.           spam items.                        messages.
                                             It would be
                                             great! I would
                                             be happy to
                                             use it! Also if
                                             it mis-predicts
                                             I would want      Yes, I would. I
                                             to be able to     usually send
                                             set that right    emails that
                                             by specifically   are necessary
                                             helping the       and require
                                             system learn.     attention.
                              I dont have to Relevance         Usually when
A better        Set automatic very often.    also depends      you write to a
interface.      reminders     Ofcourse if I  on the day        specific
                about events. am using       and time. If it   person(as
Organise        Remind me     Yahoo to       is a weekend I    opposed to
separately:     when an       send           want to read      writing to a
All the news    event is      invitations to casual emails.    group) it is
tweets          due(an        my Google      If an             easy to judge
From friends application, a account they assignment is         the relevance
From family     homework) by are often       due at 2 pm       of it. If all it
etc.            sending an    marked as      today, I want     takes to
                email/popping spam. I use    that email on     indicate
Help me         a message on Gmail mostly top even if it a     relevance is a
organise them my              and have not weekend! The        single
by              taskbar/some really had any system should      click(assumpti
topic/tags/date alarm         problems in    be able to        on) I would be
s etc.          message!      this regard.   learn this.       happy doing it.
            If it could sort
            my unread                       Haha--see my
            emails in                       answer to #22-
            order of                        -this is a
            priority based                  feature I
            on my                           WISH they
            previous                        would
            interactions                    implement, so
            (ie if I often                  it wouldn't
            respond to                      take too much
            emails from                     although I
            person X,                       wouldn't want
            their email                     to
            should be at                    compromise
Don't use   the top of my                   my privacy
Twitter.    list).             Once a week. too much.      Yes
                 One possible                                      Yes,
                 means to                                          definitely.
                 improve email                                     However,
                 would be a                                        such a
                 facility to and                                   measure is
                 group mail                                        already in
                 automatically                                     place on
                 according to                                      some clients
                 the clusters of   I sheck my                      as a tagging
                 senders (         spam folder                     based on -
                 ranked in         and clear it                    Personal,
One thing that importance by       once a week.                    Urgent, etc.
would be         the frequency     This is a       It would be     However,
great if it were and content of    potential       really great to care must be
provided by      previous          problem with have a             taken to
Twitter itself   mails ) and       the spam        system that     ensure that
would be a       within the        folders. If the could rank the the tagging by
sort of          cluster, sort     spam            incoming        the sender is
analogous to the mail by           detection       messages in actually
Google           relevance by      algorithm is    order of their appropriate.
Trends and       the prior         very good ,it   predicted       For example,
Facebook's       knowledge         makes the       relevance.      we do not
Lexicon          about the         users avoid     However, the want a
where the        tastes. So, in    their spam      prediction of   spammer to
trends of the effect, the          folders         the relevance tag all
words and        inbox would       altogether      is extremely    messages as
topics would     not be a linear   thus rendering critical since   "Extremely
be evident       list ordered by   the cost of     otherwise the Important". To
across the       time. It would    false positives system would leverage this
spectrum of      be a set of       - the non-      be utterly      bit of info, we
time and that clusters that        spam mail       useless to the would use the
could be used can be               classified as   user and        social graph
to predict       regrouped on      spam - very     confuse him     and establish
patterns.        the basis of      high.           more.           the level of
                It is often very                                     Yes.
                difficult to                                         However, this
                express                                              is perceived
                emotions                                             relevance
                through                                              from the
                emails.                                              senders point
                Smileys and                                          of view, and
                emoticons are                                        what one
                here to ease                                         perceives as
                the task and                                         important, the
                put forth the                                        other might
                right tone, but                                      now. Such a
                they still fail in                                   system
                some                                                 already exists
                situations. It                                       (for instance,
                would be nice                       I think that's a you can flag
                to have a                           pretty good      an email as
                better way to                       idea and I will important
It would be     express                             be willing to    using
nice if people oneself             Almost never,    try it out for   Outlook). But
could add       through email. except unless        sure.            I guess that
small                              by chance. I     However, the the use of
thumbnails      One nice way usually clear          cost of          such a
along with      of doing this      out my spam      misclassifying system might
their tweets to was an email folder daily.          an important become
show what       application        So unless        email as non- diluted if
they are        developed in there is only          important        everyone
currently       the HCI lab in very few             would be very starts tagging
doing (after    MIT that           messages         high and         their email as
all, a picture  replays the        there, I don't   continuous       very relevant
speak more      email as it        even bother to   use of such a (everyone
than a          was typed          see if it is     system lies      wants their
thousand        (with the          really spam or   directly on its email to be
words !)        pauses,            not.             reliability.     read).
                                                                     I would do this
                                                                     in some
                                                                     cases, but
                                                                     would prefer if
                                                                     there was a
                                                                     default. I think
                                                                     setting priority
                                                                     of messages
                                                                     should be a
                                                                     and not the
                                                     I would be      norm. We can
If Twitter        Having                             happy to use maybe
could be          automated                          such a          consider it
connected to      classification                     system as I     similar to
the other         into more                          do not          wiring in ALL
social            categories.                        consider all    CAPS. It is
networking        Right now,                         mails equally useful to
sites, rss        email is                           important. But attract
feeds etc, it     classified into                    the accuracy attention
could be a        spam and not                       of the system when
one stop          spam, but                          should be       something
place to find     there are a lot                    high enough     urgent/importa
what is           of emails                          that we can     nt is involved,
happening         received that      Generally       trust its       but other
everywhere        do not fall into   about once a    ranking, else times it just
and not just      the category       week. More      it will just    appears as if
on Twitter.       of spam, but       frequently if   have the        the person is
That would be     are still not      some email I    effect of       SHOUTING
a useful          useful enough      am expecting    shuffling       and is
feature for me.   to be read.        is overdue.     emails in time. irritating.
                                               I don't think
                                               that would be
                                               useful. The
                                               only moment     I would.
                                               when that       Again, this
                                               would be        system would
                                               useful would    be hard to
                 If you can use                be if you get   implement. If
                 just one                      1000 emails     you put in the
                 "email                        per day, and    work of writing
                 system" for all               you only want   a message,
                 your                          to read the     you most
                 messaging                     important       probably think
                 accounts.                     ones. This is   it is relevant
I wish I could   (maybe this                   not a very      for the other
tweet voice      has been        I do not have realistic       person to see
and video.       done already) a spam folder. assumption.      it.
              Gmail did an                                        No. Who am
              incredible job                                      I to say what
              with email.                                         is relevant to
              They have                                           my recipient?
              done things I                                       More likely
              have never                                          than not, this
              thought of, but                                     will simply
              now demand                                          become a
              from any                         A trial period     rating of how
              email                            of a week or       much I want
              interface/app.                   two. If it         the recipient
              The one thing                    works for me,      to read my
              that email                       I will continue    message.
              really needs                     with it. If it     The problem
              to do is be                      does not, I will   with this is
              easily                           stop using this    that this is a
              synchronized                     system. I          highly
              on all gadgets                   already            subjective
              (desktop,                        employ a set       rating. Some
              laptop,                          of filters on      people mark
              smartphone,                      my inbox to        everything as
              etc). This is                    sort my            "highly
              regardless of                    emails into        important". It
              whether the                      difference         is like the boy
              email                            folders, thus      who cried
              interface is      Daily. *Knock reducing the        wolf. There is
              web-based         on wood*, I    potential          no control or
              (Gmail) or        don't get very upside such a      defined
              client-based      much spam      system would       baseline of
No comment.   (Outlook).        anymore.       have for me.       relevancy.
               Association of
               emails to
               networks in
               my contacts
               so that
               messages are
               Also, a way to                                Definitely.
               determine                                     However,
               how important                                 when I'm the
               the message                                   recipient, I
               is to me, at                                  prefer more
               least in                                      factors to be
               comparison to                                 considered
               other emails                                  than just the
               in the inbox.                                 sender's
               More ideal                                    opinion of the
               would be one                                  message's
               that is aware                                 relevance to
               of real world                                 me. This
               events that it                                protocol is
               can use to                                    quite abused,
               evaluate the                                  and an
               necessity of                                  approach
               my attention.                                 such as
Again, a good Integration                                    Xobni's will
classification with an                                       make me
of twitter     electronic                                    think twice
feeds so we    calendar may                                  before
can find the   do this to                                    attaching an
good ones      some extent,                                  importance
from piles of  but not all of Once every   I will adopt it   factor to a
trash.         our actions    day.         immediately!      message.
               A better or
Since I am     more efficient
new to         way to                       I might ignore
Twitter, I     distinguish                  using it until I
guess I do not between                      find out the
have the wish spam and         Once every   system is        Only when I
by now.        regular emails. other day    really useful. have time.
               A better or
Since I am     more efficient
new to         way to                       I might ignore
Twitter, I     distinguish                  using it until I
guess I do not between                      find out the
have the wish spam and         Once every   system is        Only when I
by now.        regular emails. other day    really useful. have time.
Not familiar
enough w/
twitter to know prioritize it by   once per   i would like to   if it only took a
what I want.    importance         month      try it            few seconds.
                                                                 might be
                                                                 helpful, but
                                                                 would prefer it
                                                                 be done
                                                                 without my
                                  loook at spam                  active
                                  folder 1 per                   involvement.
                                  week.           not much. If it
                                  quick scan to   is good, would Maybe some
                                  see if          use it.         form of
                                  potential                       context
better           GTD              mistake IDs,    But needs       understanding
authentication   methodology      but only        way to track    that this
of who people    applied to       cursory         follow-on or    involves
are behind       email and        glance, then    TODO actions certain people
their Twitter    relevance        delete all      for those       or certain
identity.        prioritization   spam.           messages.       topics.
                                                                     I absolutely
                    Maintain a                                       would, but I
                    thread count                                     feel like it
                    explicitly                                       would get
                    rather than                                      abused much
                    implicitly by                                    more than it
                    appending the                                    would get
                    last message                                     used
                    to the bottom                                    correctly. If
Longer              of the new                                       we learn to
tweets, or at       message.                         It would have only read
least attached      Much email is                    to work for at emails with
URLs to avoid       actually                         least a day. If high priority,
URL                 threaded in                      it saved me     then we'll only
shorteners          nature (as                       from            SEND emails
which make it       Gmail                            forgetting an with high
very difficult to   realized) and                    important       priority. Why
know what a         so a small                       email at least would we
piece of            counter there Rarely - I trust   once, I would send an email
content is until    would help    the Gmail          definitely keep we want
you click on it.    immensely.    spam filter.       using it.       ignored?
-suggest me
people based
on my
interests          have
-be able to        mandatory
share the          categorization
tweets I liked /   in the header
have a "I like"    [WORK /
button like in     PERSO /
facebook that      ACADEMICS..
my followers       .]                             I would use it
could see                           every month   immediately      yes!

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