So rumors started flying recently about the death of Google+. I totally disagree with the rumors, but I have found it interesting that I received a survey from Google just two days ago that dealt specifically with Google+ Some of the questions even asked what I would think if I could not access G+ anymore.
Some have asked for some more information on the survey (I assume so as to help prove I didn't just make it up, which is good journalism. So here are some additional details of the survey....
The survey was sent to me by Mike Brzozowski from Google. I got the survey because I signed up for the Google User Experience Research Studies list. http://www.google.com/usability/
Most of the questions were multiple choice, although there were three open ended. Here they are:
In the past 30 days, how often have you used these apps or services?
Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Google Play, YouTube
How satisfied are you with these apps or services?
Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google Play, Twitter
Overall, how satisfied are you with Google+?
What do you use Google+ for?
Who do you connect with on Google+?
Which parts of Google+ do you use?
If you were no longer able to use Google+, how many others would notice?
How likely are you to recommend Google+ to a friend?
If you were no longer able to use Google+, what would be the impact on you?
How well do you understand how to use Google+?
On which devices do you access Google+?
Which most closely describes how you access Google+?
The following three questions were open ended....
How would you describe Google+ to a friend?
What do you like best about Google+?
What do you find frustrating or unappealing about Google+?
Would you be interested in participating in a user research interview?
There were a few demographic type questions at the end as well.
The survey link is still live, but I don't want to share it publicly as I am not sure Google would want everyone filling it out. I am sure they choose certain people for some sort of sampling purpose and would not want to ruin that. I also still have the email that was originally sent to me asking me to fill out the survey.