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Report on my #SquareTag experiment

Author: Mark Dixon
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:06 pm

A quick report on my little Squaretag4SquareTag blogtagging experiment …

Thanks to all who participated.  I received about 20 responses, from eight states, plus the District of Columbia and Scotland.  I was able to connect with most of the people who responded.  However, since the SquareTag web app wasn’t optimized for collecting contact information, I still don’t know where some respondents were located.  I enjoyed getting geotag information on several responses, but I didn’t receive geotag information on others, presumably since the respondent didn’t approve of sending the location information.

A few other points were interesting:

The attention span of social media users is short.  There were a few respondents each day I announced the experiment on Twitter, but then the response rate quickly fell to zero.

Even though the invitation still remains in the header of my blog, I haven’t received any responses for several days.  That probably means two things: 

  • Very few people visit my blog
  • Those who do visit aren’t  very interested in an arcane blog tag experiment.

That’s ok.  I am used to living in the long tail.

I want to thank  Phil Windley and a couple of people from his team who helped me. They were very supportive, and I got to understand their intriguing technology platform a bit more.  I will send a few suggestions their way, and hope to stay in close touch as the technology matures.

I plan to keep the SquareTag in the blog header for awhile, to see if someone, on the odd chance, is still interested.  So, if you are so inclined, feel free to scan or click the SquareTag.


One Response to “Report on my #SquareTag experiment”

    Just out of curiosity, I would suggest trying the same experiment via Facebook, tag your kids and perhaps a few other select individuals and ask them to scan and to share the invitation with their friends. Would be interesting to see the comparison.

    Comment by Garry Bartle on March 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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