Thursday, July 22, 2010

Social Media and the Long-Form Census

A great point from ACANADEMICS blog concerning the long-form census debate...

"Perhaps census questions change every year, and perhaps I missed the census that asked more "intrusive" questions.  I can understand why some people would not want to divulge this kind of private information, but in the age of Twitter and Facebook (dont' even get me started on foursquare) it seems reasonable to suggest that the general population is okay (and by "okay" I mean "eager") to share information.  We've even had to assign an acronym (TMI) to ask people to stop.  Facebook is worth hundreds of millions of dollars because each and every one of us wants others to know where we are, what we're doing, and how we feel. "

The whole blog post can be found here.


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