Survey Results and Twenty Questions
I want to thank everyone who took the Ebook Survey last week -- we had over 1200 responses! I've tallied up the results, and have compiled some of the most interesting write-in comments. Read on to see the ebook survey results, and find out if you know the answers to my Twenty Questions...
The Ebook Survey Says...
With a tip of the hat to Richard Dawkins, the winner is... "Internet Security and Privacy" (by a very narrow margin). I want to answer YOUR most important questions, so that will be my next ebook title.
However, because "Wireless and Wifi" was so close, I'm also committing to doing that one next.
Both are great topics, and I can't wait to get down to work on them! Here are the detailed results of the voting:
|Ebook Title||Very Interested||Somewhat Interested||Not Interested|
|Internet Security and Privacy||62.4%||32.7%||4.9%|
|Wireless and Wifi||60.5%||32.4%||7.1%|
|Creating A Website||28.8%||40.0%||31.3%|
You may remember that there was a write-in box for each topic, so I also want to share the most frequently requested topics under the "Internet Security and Privacy" title.
|Activex||Anonymous Surfing||Bots and Botnets||Cloud Security||Cookies|
|Eliminating Viruses and Malware||Email Safety and Security||Encryption Software||Firewall Myths and Facts||Google/Facebook & Privacy|
|Home Network Security||Securing Social Media Accounts||Identity Theft||Internet Scams||Is the Government Spying On Me?|
|Keyloggers and Screen Grabbers||P2P and File Sharing||Password Management||Remote Access||Rootkits|
|Public Wifi Security||Security Checklist For New PCs||Recommended Security Software||Spam||Tracking Cookies|
I'll do my best to cover all these topics and more in my "Everything You Need to Know About Internet Security and Privacy". Stay tuned for more announcements in the next few weeks!
You Guys Are the Best!
Also in the survey, I asked you to leave comments, or tell me about any other nagging questions you had on your minds. I got over 400 responses, and since they were anonymous, I'd like to publicly thank all those who left very kind remarks like this:
•"Just want to tell you how much I LOVE your emails. I do OPSEC for the Arkansas National Guard and I'm the liaison with our tech people. So I'm a bit of an expert on 'communicating with geeks.' I compliment you for your excellent communications skills in helping us 'non geeks' understand and learn!"
• "Since I had brain surgery about 2 years ago, I depend upon ALL of your newsletters and information to help refresh and manage my daily computer usage skills. I have "forgot or lost" so much of the information I've learned. Your work is greatly appreciated."
Twenty Questions: Do You Know The Answers?
After weeding out the silly and the bizarre, a bit of analysis left me with a few dozen recurring themes. And then a thought struck me... "Over the past few years, I've already answered almost ALL of these questions!" So I thought it would be fun to play a game of "Twenty Questions" with you. I actually picked 60 of the best questions, which I'll publish in three installments. Here are the first 20, with links to my answers. How many do you know?
How Do I Back Up My Hard Drive?
How do I recover documents and photos that I accidently erased?
How do I remove Viruses?
How can I uninstall unwanted software?
Is there a tool I can run to see if something is safe before I download it?
Can I take college courses online?
Is it safe to use my credit card online?
Which downloaded software can I get rid of and not affect my computer?
A simple way to edit, store and share photos?
How can I send and receive Faxes online?
Alternatives to Windows and Mac OS X?
What is the best web browser?
Can you explain anonymous surfing and VPNs?
Got any tips on Improving Battery Life?
Got any ways to boost my internet speed?
Is it hard to build a computer from scratch?
How can I buy a Domain Name?
Can I really make money working from home?
What is cloud computing, and is it safe?
Are there any free tools for working with digital images?
I always want your feedback! Please feel free to post your comment or question below...
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 14 Feb 2012
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