Poll Results: If a Credible Facebook Alternative Came Along, Would You Switch

by Ron on May 3, 2010

ballotLast week we ran our first Socmedia 101 poll. We got a very decent response and I’m here to report the results as of today. Unfortunately, using the Google Docs form tool, there is no way to officially “close” the poll, but consider this official results even if you a few stragglers vote  later.

The results may surprise you since a vast majority of people would happily switch. That said, the results could be skewed somewhat because my friend and colleague Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier linked to the poll from his blog driving a lot of traffic to the poll. Since he draws an open source crowd, his readers might be more likely to switch than the average Facebook user.

Here are the results:

If a credible Facebook alternative came alone, would you switch?

Total Responses: 272

  • Hell ya, in a heart beat: 164 or 64 percent
  • No way, I like Facebook the way it is: 10 or 4 percent
  • Only if I could import my Facebook Friends: 38 or 14 percent
  • Only if my friends switched too: 50 or 18 percent

Photo by Richie C on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.

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1 Val Nelson May 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm

It’s funny to see this poll. It totally resonates with what I think. I was just thinking yesterday that there is an opening for someone to create the next Facebook. Too many glitches and huge demand = opportunity. Someone great could swoop in there.

I bet Google is trying to be that next solution. Although I don’t see people switching in droves to Google because of the big brother fear. Or is that just me?

2 Ron May 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

No, it’s not just you. Thanks for the comment.


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