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POLL RESULT: If LinkedIn closed down – would you REALLY miss it?

The polls have closed – and the results are in…

4,657 LinkedIn members took the time to vote on the poll – and 239 added their comments. 55% of respondents “Would REALLY miss it”, 30% said “I would for a while, but I’d get over it” and 14% said “Not one bit.”

The poll was set up to get feedback on my original post – which reflected the “risk” statements in LinkedIn’s SEC filings on their way

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to an IPO (Initial Public Offering) later in the year.

I’m not great at analysing this sort of data – and would be interested to see if you can see any trends in the spit of demographics for each question.

It seems like the younger you are, the more you would miss it. The older your are – then the less you are bothered. Also, LinkedIn members who are Owners or CxO/VP level would be happier to make do without. Can you read anything more in to the graphs?

It was great to read so many comments – wish I had so many on my blog ;-( Some of the highlights that made me smile/think are below. Thanks for voting….

  1. March 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Though the overall sample is 20% female, the “can’t live without it” group is over 40% female.

    Interesting that the age demo of the “can’t live without it” seems flat; each age group within a few percentage points of the others and comparing the middle to the two ends combined, they’re within 1%.

    The two “could live without it” groups fall off at the lower and upper ends, with the biggest group in the center. Adding the two groups and comparing the middle to the ends, there’s a > 12% difference.

    Not sure if the sample is large enough to hint that women have a stronger attachment to LinkedIn, or that its supporters are age-agnostic, but that’s a little something I got from the numbers.

    I’d like to see the business position pie chart as a bar chart. That would be interesting. Is it very easy to export the raw numbers I could muck about with in a spreadsheet?

  2. March 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Hi Joel. You’re good at “reading the tea leaves!”. It was interesting that early on in the process there were very few 18-25 year olds … and then we seemed to have a rush that evened things out. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an export data feature – shame, it would have been nice to play and cross-tab (in a quite moment!)

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