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May 02, 2012


James Burt

Could the low response from google plus be because the people responding picked up the survey from other sources?

Tom Hume

It certainly could, yes. I'm sure there's overlap between my Twitter, FB and Google+ networks, and probably with Skiff Mates too. Google+ is public though, so I would expect to have had some passing traffic...

Paul Silver

I'm an example of seeing the survey from various places. I filled it in from the Skiff list link as that's the first one I saw, as I check e-mail more than I check Twitter, and much more than Google+.

Tom if you pursue this, you should consider the 'financial independence' folk who hang around on places like and as a potential market. A lot of them are people who are starting out on the road of learning how to save - i.e. they've had a free spending lifestyle and now want to get control and save more - a lot will want to keep track of their expenditure easily as they're not used to doing it. They won't have favoured systems or ingrained habits on how to keep track, which is both a good and bad thing.

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