For as long as I can remember I’ve been a big fan of sports. My family instilled the greatness of sports into my mind at a very young age. My grandfather even used to say that sports is like our religion, and that actually has some validity. The way people have engaged with each other over sporting events is one of the great things about the industry. There is a common bond between all sports fans, and that is the love and respect for the game.
I was curious to see how people feel about sports in our society in relation to social media. Social media has provided people with an outlet to engage with a vast amount of others who share an interest in this industry. I thought it would be good to see just how people feel about engaging in sports conversations on a social media platform, so I created a survey. I distributed this survey in a somewhat snowball fashion through a link on a few of my social media accounts.
I really want to see how people follow sports, which sports they follow, and how they feel about sports conversations on social media. As I am biased in my ideals that sports are the greatest part of social media, it would be interesting to see how other people feel about it. I want to find out what and how people think about this and a survey on it will give me way better insight.
A summary of questions asked on the survey:
First off I wanted to know whether the survey taker was male or female. Considering there is the notion that sports are more followed by males, I wanted to see how that would affect the overall results.
Also wanted to know the age of the respondents and see if that plays a role in this scenario.
Then I had to make sure to ask people if they even watched sports, if not then this survey would provide little interest to both parties.
I also wanted to know what sports people watch and how they prefer to watch them (e.g. TV, CPU, Tablet, etc.) This will give me a little more insight into how “involved” my respondents are in the sports world.
It was important for me to ask where people got their sports news. This is because you can’t follow every particular event, so you rely on sports media outlets to give you information about the event.
Then I needed to know which social networking platforms the respondent actually uses. This will let me know whether or not they are more likely to engage in social media conversations.
Finally, to get the questions about whether or not the respondent has participated in a sports conversation on social media, whether or not they think it has an overall positive or negative impact and what is their level of enjoyment in relation to seeing/being involved in sports conversations on social media.
Upon this survey being completed, I want to get a better understanding of how people feel about sports being involved into the social media universe. Whether or not they are good or bad, and generally how they feel about it.
Stay tuned for my next blog post to see the results!
If you would like to participate in the survey, please click here.