Social media, etc.

  • Social Media, mailing lists are all potential targets for investigation
  • Simply formulate an appropriate question, or even small survey
  • Make sure it tests one or more actual hypotheses
  • Be very aware of the culture and rules of conduct that apply
    • Is it ok to post an open call for feedback?
    • Is it ok to post a questionnaire?
  • Consider become a regular commentor of the site first, before you ask questions
  • That will increase your credibility
  • Understand the audience who will see your message. Is it the one you want?
  • Almost always you can find some newsgroup, facebook group, mailing list, that corresponds to the audience you want to talk to