Last week we asked you what you think of Facebook’s new Graph Search. Unfortunately for Facebook, not many people seem to like it. On the other hand, many users haven’t even tried it yet, so there is some hope.
Out of 116 votes in total, the breakdown was as follows: only 5% said they love Facebook’s Search Graph, 15% think it’s pretty cool, another 15% don’t see anything too special about it, 22% just flat out don’t like it, and a full 43% haven’t enabled or tried it yet. This large number might be due to the fact that Search Graph is not yet available for all accounts, and even when it is, it is optional.
Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.
Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Ashwin Ramesh, who won 150 reward points for his helpful contribution!
This week’s poll question is: Should Academic Articles Be Free Online?
Almost a month ago, a notable tech figure took his own life following a federal arrest. Aaron Swartz was behind things we’ve all heard of like RSS and Reddit, and believed academic journal articles should be free for all. He downloaded thousands of articles using his university log in, and was arrested and charged for it. Now that the dust on this case has settled somewhat, it’s time to take a look at this question again: should government-funded research articles be free for all online? Or does it make sense for them to be paid? While some of you probably never had any use for articles, this is an important question that may affect more than academia. Where do you stand in this matter?
The poll only has three options, but you’re more than welcome to share your opinions on this subject in the comments. Why did you vote like you did?