Seeking Bay Area Wi-fi People

March 26th, 2005

wifi-survey.gifHelp supercharge wi-fi public places in the San Francisco Bay Area!

For my final Masters project at U.C. Berkeley I’m exploring new ways in which online social interaction can move into the offline (“real”) world — and learning what online services can add to face-to-face conversation.

An important part of our research is to learn how people here interact and use wi-fi (wireless Internet) in public and semi-public places.

If you’re 18 or older, live or work in the Bay Area and use wi-fi, you can help us immensely by taking a few minutes to answer the following brief survey. Your responses will be kept completely anonymous.

Here’s the survey:

We need all the responses we can get, so it would be great if you could spread the word by pointing your Bay Area friends to the survey.

This summer we’ll post a report about what we learn; I’ll link to the report from here when it’s available.


2 Responses to “Seeking Bay Area Wi-fi People”

  1. comment number 1 by: Anonymous

    Reverie Cafe on Cole STreet no longer has free wireless.

  2. comment number 2 by: The Dead Parrot Society

    Super-local social networking

    This project called PlaceSite has some really interesting possibilities. It’s location-based social networking on a super-local level, letting you exchange information and profiles with users connected to the same wifi network. (via Waxy) Something lik…