Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?

David Wagner, Managing Editor | 1/14/2013 | 11 comments

David Wagner
Have the shrinking size of your screen, or the growing size of your problems, changed the way you consume information to help you do your job?

We know that with mobile devices and ever-increasing demands on your time, the way you consume information is changing. So, we're asking: What is your preferred format for consuming online information that helps you do your job? Tell us all about it here.

Social media has made this a 140-character world. Demands on your time and attention make it crucial for you to get your information faster than ever. So, our poll gives you options such as infographics and social media feeds, in addition to more traditional methods.

We also know that some problems don’t have easy answers, and you might look to blogs, or even full-fledged feature articles, to help you dive into your deepest problems.

Sometimes the source still matters, so we’ve included press releases and newsfeeds, as well as vendor information, as options for you to choose.

Of course, one of E2’s favorite choices is user boards. We’ve worked hard to cultivate a professional community where you can talk out your problems with each other, with or without the editors getting involved. We’d love to know if that’s your favorite way to get answers to your problems.

We know you don't get your information from just one single source. But we’d really like to know your top choice. Which format best helps you get the answers you need at the level of depth you need? E2 is hoping to provide most, if not all, of these options for you going forward. Your input will help us figure out where to devote our energies.

When our Editorial Director, Susan Nunziata, wrote her New Year’s post, she let the cat out of the bag that we are working on some long-form articles to add to our content mix. We’re definitely planning on coming through with those. It would be great to know how else we can best serve your information needs.

So, let us know. Take the poll and comment below. Tell us how you consume your work-related information. While you’re at it, tell us if the way you consume that information (tablet, phone, etc) has changed the way you prefer to consume that information. Your feedback will help E2 serve you better.

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SunitaT   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/16/2013 3:37:27 AM
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perception about a particular graphic can differ person to person.

@rdv, I agree with you. Perception about a particular graphic differs from person to person. So its always better to use the graphics as an add-on to the material that we read than just relying on the graphic info.
SunitaT   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/16/2013 3:21:43 AM
Re: leeching info....
I use Social media for news as there are various people broadcasting many things which may or may not be true (but its news!!!)...

@rdv, you are right. Social media is one more area where we all get updates but as you pointed out its hard to trust the origin of this information so its always better to verify the authenticiy of the news before trusting these udpates.

Pubudu   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/16/2013 2:07:28 AM
Re: Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?
Stotheco, I will NOT agree with you, Informational graphics is not a fun way of getting information, if you lock at the quantitative date informational graphics is the best way to get information (out of given selection) rather than reading more and more.
rdv   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/16/2013 12:44:19 AM
Re: RE : Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?
@Anand: I too believe that informational graphics is very powerful, but I think infographics with less information can be mis-understood or I can say perception about a particular graphic can differ person to person.
rdv   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/16/2013 12:11:26 AM
leeching info....
To get more information related to my work or other information (topics of my interests), regularly rely on Blogs and Featured articles (white papers, Application notes).  I use Social media for news as there are various people broadcasting many things which may or may not be true (but its news!!!)...
soozyg   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/15/2013 8:39:49 AM
Re: Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?
For general news I get my info from news analysis articles, tho I usually don't get thru the whole thing. For news and info related to my work and my clients,  I always use blogs and social media.
stotheco   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/15/2013 5:30:51 AM
Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?
I get my information mostly from blogs, feature articles, and social media feeds. I think infographics are a fun way to present and read information and data, however, given that most of them are being circulated with the goal of going viral, I don't trust them as much.
Anand   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/15/2013 4:24:30 AM
RE : Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?
@David, my preference is Informational graphics because a single graphic image is worth thousand words. A signle graphic helps us to understand the issue better and faster.
Pubudu   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/15/2013 1:14:54 AM
Re: All the above
David, I will use mainly informational graphics which will give helicopter view with no time. But when I need more detail I will use blogs without any questions.
Nemos   Poll: Where Do You Get Your Information?   1/14/2013 5:48:27 PM
All the above
I would like to "tick" all the possible answers , we are living in the information era so every information source is valuable for me, even if it uses the traditional way (magazines). 
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