APOD assessment poll #5

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Usually I first see an APOD on

Poll ended at Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:20 am

Google Plus
63
4%
Facebook
19
1%
Twitter
12
1%
APOD's main NASA site
1212
77%
a smartphone app
34
2%
an APOD non-English mirror site
36
2%
the Asterisk, APOD's discussion board
8
1%
Other (if you would like, please explain below)
192
12%
 
Total votes: 1576

Pegasus
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Posts: 21
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:48 pm

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Pegasus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:30 am

It's one of my home pages that come up every time I open my browser. I don't want to miss any of them! :-)

kryding@comcast.net

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by kryding@comcast.net » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:36 am

APOD has been my homepage for the last 8 years, possibly as long as 10+.

AzureAlliance

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by AzureAlliance » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:47 am

I voted 'other'; I access APOD via a link in my favorites whenever I remember it

Zeph

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Zeph » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:45 am

Other: RSS feed

Bi2L
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Posts: 99
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:24 am
AKA: Bill Metallinos
Location: Corfu, Greece

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Bi2L » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:15 am

Other: Apod automatic Wallpaper

Guest

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:55 am


Jan Smith

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Jan Smith » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:03 pm

I see APOD in Google Reader, but the RSS article is the previous day's posting. So I use the link in the article to get to the correct day's posting. Just love my daily 'fix' of science and beauty!

AnAvidReader

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by AnAvidReader » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:54 pm

I use Firefox 3.5.19, type the letter 'a' into the awesome bar, scroll down once to APOD which is my most frequently accessed site starting with an 'a'.
When I was working at a University where the Internet access was iffy, I would first go to APOD to check that my connections were good and clean and fresh (not yesterday's cache or slow). Today, each morning after doing my writing, I usually reward myself with an apod as my first access before handling my email!

drwex

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by drwex » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:44 pm

I see APOD via an RSS feed that is hooked into LiveJournal.

WillyP

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by WillyP » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:20 pm

hhm wrote:I have a bookmark for APOD. No need to go through another site.
+1. I check in once a week or so and catch up. What does dancing have to do with astronomy?

TheAlchemist
Asternaut
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:02 pm

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by TheAlchemist » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:02 pm

I try to limit what I access through Facebook, as everyone should. The less they know about us the less they can direct our exploration of the internet.

Quill

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Quill » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:21 pm

I get APOD through the Google Reader RSS aggregator.

rabbi

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by rabbi » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 pm

I use the iGoogle gadget by Sean Regan

laurenkusa

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by laurenkusa » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:44 pm

I get APOD through an iGoogle widget.

Guest

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:31 pm

I use RSS.

john.hawbolt

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by john.hawbolt » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:16 am

APOD is on my bookmark tab. It's the first site I go to in the morning.
So much better than the 'news'...

replacement_sparrow
Asternaut
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:25 am

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by replacement_sparrow » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:30 am

Ack, I missed the poll! So much love for APOD. :D

I usually see APODs (sometimes a few days late, as today) by manually navigating to the main page in my browser, or via my RSS reader. (I had to write a PHP script to add a date stamp to each RSS item, because without it my feed reader was registering ten new updates every day, even though nine were days previous.)

lesok

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by lesok » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:47 pm

incredible dancing. however, i wish that you wouldn't lose the buffered file to review it. download took a while. i'll definitely be back! thanks. keep up the good work.

Guest

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:45 pm

I loved loved this video. Wonderful feeling watching the whole world dancing to the same music.

Paulettefinck

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Paulettefinck » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:08 pm

I thought that the video I saw of people dancing with the guy from Seattle absolutely Love in the Cosmos to the nth degree and every body needs to see it.
Thanks for doing this project :D

joyrsmith@san.rr.com

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by joyrsmith@san.rr.com » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:40 pm

I get APOD on my iPhone... love it. Joy

JohnB

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by JohnB » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:49 pm

virgin@lucent.com wrote:Greetings,

APOD is set as the home page in my browsers. This is possible because you
use the same URL every day. Although it seems unlikely that you will change
that feature, this message is being written to remind you that it is a useful
feature that should not be changed without considerable thought.

Another useful feature is that you post each day's APOD at the date-labeled URL
when it first appears on the more general APOD URL. This allows one to send
friends the date-labled URL for constancy in the case they read the message a day later.

Thanks
Bob Jopson
:ssmile:

Jer Jennison

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by Jer Jennison » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:04 pm

RJN wrote:Thank you very much for your interest in Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). We very much appreciate the time you have given us viewing our images and reading the explanations; your dedication drives us to keep doing the site. APOD will likely be asking other questions in the near future; your responses will help us better understand viewers like you, and will allow us to improve what we do for you.

Please select the option that best reflects your opinion on the poll statement listed. Please leave any comments you may have on this topic below.

Thank you!

drjonjon

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by drjonjon » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:07 pm

:idea:

JDD

Re: APOD assessment poll #5

Post by JDD » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:31 am

the question was "how do you access APOD?"

Although I have had APOD's Astronomy Picture of the day bookmarked for many years, I do not usually take the time to have a look-see.

I was delighted when I got an e-mail from a friend telling me to visit the 2012 July 10 post "Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth". Superb.

It also has reinvigorated my intentions to make APOD's Astronomy Picture of the Day a more regular feature of my computer's desktop.

:-D