Spend any time on the web’s social networks and you are bound to run across a poll. While some polls probably have some legitimate value in being asked, a frequent strategy for companies is to use polls to drive traffic to their content. Of course, Polar would like for you to think their service is all about “the simple idea that everyone has an opinion worth hearing.” Wherever their value lies, Google wants a piece of it as the company has been acquired by the search giant.
These are the days when a giant company who’s bread and butter is “search” has enough backing in both monetary and production as a brand to become more popular than tech companies like Apple and social media giants like Facebook and Twitter. It’s anyone’s game these days and it certainly seems like a cutthroat business to stay one step ahead of the competition. But Google, a company most noted for reinventing the wheel and actually making it better takes the polls. In a survey conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, staggering results revealed that Google beat out Facebook, Apple and the Big Tweet for most popular tech brand. The results show that 82% of Americans held a good and favorable opinion of the search giant with 53% of them holding “strongly” favorable opinions. There were only 9% of individuals who held an unfavorable opinion about the company. Apple came in at a close second with 74% of which 13% had an unfavorable view of the fruity company and only 37% expressed a “strongly” favorable word. Facebook came in at 58% and Twitter came in at a low 34% for favorable opinions. FB had a whopping 28% rating for unfavorable opinions and Twitter had 36% in the unfavorable dept. The survey ran from March 28th through the 1st of April and 1,007 adults took part in the study. What would you’re numbers look like if you were given the opportunity to rate these companies?
source: Langer Research
There’s a fierce race on the mobile operating system track, and the race car smoking up the lanes happens to be driven by a little green robot. Google’s Android OS is on route to first place and grabbing a lot of attention along the way. Just yesterday we showed you a poll that asked consumers which OS they would prefer on their next smartphone – Android took the cake. Yet in the current graph above, Apple’s iOS still trumps Android…why? Hit the jump to read on.