Is reading faster, on an E-reader, important to you?

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Is reading faster, on an E-reader, important to you?

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dec 19, 2012, 7:50am

Dear fellow readers,

We are a group of students researching the subject of "the importance of speed reading on E-books".
We would appreciate if you would be able to fill out our survey (link below).
It will only take 2 minutes of your time :)

Thank you very much!

dec 19, 2012, 2:14pm

I see this post (and an identical post at two other ebook-related groups) has already gotten two flags. I went to the site specified and followed through on the survey (though without giving it a whole lot of thought) just to see what the end result was. Nowhere did they ask me for an email address or otherwise engage in any marketing, though they did indicate that they have an app for speeding up ebook reading and asked what I would be willing to pay for it -- a question that could arguable be part of an academic survey for statistical purposes.

Their posts may be a questionable, but....

(1) They genuinely aren't marketing anything, as far as I can see, and

(2) They are only (again, as far as I can see) posting to LT's specific ebook-related sites.

Based on what I've seen, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and "counter-flag" on their behalf. I know this is a close call, but they genuinely don't appear to be selling anything, and I don't want to discourage anyone who may genuinely be a student and asking for help for a class assignment. Giving them benefit of the doubt, I don't think I can find anything in LT's "terms of use" that prohibit this; and I'm someone who is actually pretty quick to "flag" anything that looks like spam.

I'd note, though, that although my own answers to the questions were reasonably accurate, I didn't spend a lot of attention on answering them (it genuinely only took me a couple of minutes) and I don't know how valid any of these survey results may be. Anyway, if you genuinely are students, good luck to you on your project; but I'm not sure how statistically valid the results are going to be.

dec 19, 2012, 6:32pm

I've not done the survey (because I mostly don't) but given what CurrerBell writes, I will support CB and counterflag.

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