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How Long Can Text Message Surveys Be? Longer Than Any Of Us Believed.

By Josh Zagorsky on June 1, 2016

Researchers worry a lot about respondents dropping out and failing to complete a survey. So for as...

Tips On Adapting Questions For SMS Surveys

By Josh Zagorsky on February 2, 2016

Survey research professionals often ask us how to build text message surveys using questions that...

Almost 90% of Americans Have Unlimited Texting

By Josh Zagorsky on December 8, 2015

When I had my first cellphone back in 2007, a friend texted me "sup." My mental reaction was,...

Pew Study Finds Twitter Users Have Multiple Personalities, LinkedIn Is A Ghost Town, And Facebook Is Full of Teenagers

By Josh Zagorsky on September 3, 2015

The Pew Research Center recently released a study on social media usage, which we compared with...

How Short Codes Work, and Why Ted Cruz and a Strip Club Both Want You to Text 33733

By Josh Zagorsky on August 20, 2015

A US short code is a 5- or 6-digit number (shorter than the standard 10 digits) that only handles...

Update: United States Text Message Survey Consent Rules

By Josh Zagorsky on July 22, 2015

On July 10, 2015, the FCC clarified US regulations around automatic text messaging by releasing its...

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