special feature Enterprise Apps: The Next Generation Enterprise applications power the heart of business productivity, but they are traditionally difficult to implement, upgrade, and innovate. We look at how the next generation of enterprise apps could change the game. Read More Curious humans go online to find answers to their questions. But with sites such as Facebook losing popularity, where do we get our answers? Los Angeles, CA-based managed community platform Tapatalk recently released its social consumer survey. It polled over 1000 Americans to better understand how people are using platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and decentralized forums. The results show that consumers are growing frustrated with the inability to find trusted information on mainstream social media. Almost two out of three people (63 percent) go online at least once per day to ask questions. Although large social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter remain very popular, almost three-quarters of respondents (74 percent) agree or strongly agree that the integrity of social media sites has diminished. When engaging with other users, over half (53 percent) of respondents said they prefer to interact on independent forums rather than centralized sites like Facebook and Twitter. Almost half (47 percent) of respondents said they would consult a forum such as Quora for an answer to a specific question, yet only 27 percent said they would consult a Facebook Group. Four out of five (80 percent) of respondents stated that they would trust responses on a specialized forum more than those on Facebook. Almost… [Read full story]
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