Last week we wanted to know who among you is using WhatsApp. WhatsApp is extremely popular in some parts of the world, while almost non-existent in others. Despite that fact, one poll answer managed to get over 60% of your votes. Which one was it?
Out of 741 votes in total, 6% don’t use WhatsApp but their family or friends do, 10% used to use WhatsApp but stopped, 21% simply don’t use it, and 63% of the voters say they use WhatsApp. Quite impressive!
Comment Of The Week
Many of you told us what you like or don’t like about WhatsApp, but one story made quite an impression, and showed us how WhatsApp can truly be used for good.
The winner of best comment is Ellen O! Ellen told us about how students in class use WhatsApp and how it helps them keep in touch. She wins Comment of the Week for this comment:
WhatsApp is a LIFESAVER!!! I run a study abroad program and take a group of university students to London over spring break each year. I require them all to install WhatsApp on their cell phones at the start of term. Then I set up a WhatsApp group and everyone subscribes to it and that way I send one text and everyone gets it! So convenient – and fun because each class comes up with a great name for their group! The most recent group was called “FISH AND CHICKS” because there was only one guy in the whole class – he was our “Fish!”
Originally I intended the group to be used just for important course-related communications in London but the students LOVE IT! They use it constantly throughout the semester to ask each other (and me!) questions, post photos, plan get-togethers, organize their group projects, and so on. And when the course is over, the group stays active! The students become very close over the semester – especially after spending a week together 24/7 in London getting as little sleep as humanly possible (who needs sleep when you are in LONDON?!?!) So when the semester ends, they want to keep in touch and they do it using WhatsApp!!
For example, one of the students in my Spring 2013 group graduated this term – she posted selfies in her cap and gown, everyone else sent crazy congrats, and they used WhatsApp to organize a big celebration get-together for her, and then another bash for Cinco de Mayo. I’m kept up on all their activities and successes through the group – it’s terrific! They organized a class reunion last term and absolutely ganged up on me via WhatsApp to make sure I could come!!
Basically, WhatsApp has been the best thing ever for my class!
How Big Is Your Main Computer Monitor?
Big or small, we all use some kind of monitor in our everyday lives. Be it a huge 27″ beast or a tiny 5″ smartphone, if you’re reading this poll, you must be using some kind of monitor. So how big is your main computer monitor? The one you use most throughout the day for most of your daily activities? It doesn’t matter if it’s at home or at work, as long as it’s the one you use most throughout the day. If you simply don’t use a computer ever, there’s an option for you too!
Tell us more about the monitor you use. Do you like the size? Would you prefer a bigger or a smaller one? Why?
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