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Comment Re:Shady Stats (Score 1) 302

People, volunteer to install this app. Before smartphones, people actually carried around dedicated hardware that could detect sub sonic audio codes embedded in media. This was especially useful for radio ratings because people could be exposed to a radio station almost anywhere. Now that the ability to watch a TV show is just as ubiquitous, this app is actually a really good idea.

For a fascinating story about this kind of thing, check this out: Did Nielsen Kill the Radio Star?

Comment 100 Million, Really? (Score 1) 69

I need to do a sanity check on your numbers. The U.S. population is just over 300 million, including all ages, jobs, employed, unemployed, retired, disabled, imprisoned, with or without internet, etc. Out of this entire number, you are claiming that 1/3 are on linked in? That would mean that the majority of people that have jobs, have a LinkedIn account and I find that very hard to believe.

Comment Happens all the time... (Score 4, Insightful) 277

I have been doing web work for a decade, and I can tell you this happens all the time. In fact, older employees in marketing have told me horror stories about 800 numbers and mailing addresses that were never set up, misprinted, or never updated.

I always tell clients that they should set up emails that describe the job/function, like marketing@example.com and webmaster@example.com, and make sure that those emails go to a distribution list that goes to at least two people.

You wouldn't believe how often critical accounts and webforms are only accessible with the email addresses of Sally the Secretary or William the Webmaster. When they leave, no one knows there is a problem, until it is a big problem.

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