CNET: Number and cost of cyberattacks continue to grow, new survey says

CNET: Number and cost of cyberattacks continue to grow, new survey says. “The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped cybercriminals. The number of cyberattacks against companies around the world rose 15% over the past three years, according to a new survey. Additionally, 87% of those surveyed in cybersecurity company Anomali’s poll of cybersecurity decision makers said their company had experienced a cyberattack in the past three years that resulted in damage, disruption or a data breach.”

Cornell Chronicle: Roper Center launches Health Poll Database

Cornell Chronicle: Roper Center launches Health Poll Database. “Supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the new database offers the public unprecedented access to questions and results from more than 85 years of U.S. national polls on health-related topics. This new resource promotes an understanding of public opinion on a broad range of health issues.”

MakeUseOf: How to Create a Poll on Facebook (in Pages, Groups, and Stories)

MakeUseOf: How to Create a Poll on Facebook (in Pages, Groups, and Stories) . “Facebook allows you to post polls to help you collect opinions from your Pages, Groups, and Stories’ followers. It’s easy to add a poll with your specific question to any of your Facebook properties. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a poll on Facebook—specifically for posts on Pages, in Groups, and on your Stories.”

Microsoft: Survey or quiz your friends and family with Microsoft Forms, now available for personal use

Microsoft: Survey or quiz your friends and family with Microsoft Forms, now available for personal use. “Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Microsoft Forms for personal use. Forms enables you to create a survey or quiz on any topic and works on any device via the web and the Office mobile app– making it easy to capture the information you need anywhere, anytime.”

Make Tech Easier: 3 Awesome Sites to Create an Online Poll for Free

Make Tech Easier: 3 Awesome Sites to Create an Online Poll for Free. “If you want to gauge the opinions of a group of people quickly, a poll is an easy way to do it. Just create the ballot and send it to everyone interested to see what they think. However, there are many poll services online, so which one is the best for you? We compiled this list of the best sites to create a free online poll.”

Hongkiat: 10 Best WordPress Plugins to Create Forms, Polls & Surveys

Hongkiat: 10 Best WordPress Plugins to Create Forms, Polls & Surveys. “It is a well-known fact that one of the best ways to engage users on your website and gather significant user insights, is through polls, forms and surveys. For websites built on the WordPress platform, there is an abundance of free plugins you can take advantage of. However, to save you from the tiring effort of searching the best WordPress plugins for polls and surveys, I have gathered here some of the top choices I’ve come to know, use and experience.”

What Librarians Are Doing to Support Students and Teachers in the Shutdown | SLJ COVID-19 Survey (School Library Journal)

School Library Journal: What Librarians Are Doing to Support Students and Teachers in the Shutdown | SLJ COVID-19 Survey. “School Library Journal’s School COVID-19 Response Survey queried K-12 librarians from April 2 to April 12 about their experience. More than 1,000 librarians responded, providing information about preparedness for remote learning; how librarians are supporting students and teachers, and more. Topics included services they have provided staff and students, school schedules and curriculum, plans for returned library books when schools reopen, and the pandemic’s possible impact on future purchasing.”

Poynter: Poll results are about to flood news feeds across the United States. Here’s what voters should look for when reading them.

Poynter: Poll results are about to flood news feeds across the United States. Here’s what voters should look for when reading them.. “As the 2020 election pushes ahead, voters will be seeing poll results in their news feed — lots of them. But not all polls are created equal, and it can be hard to put the results into the proper context. PolitiFact participated in a workshop hosted by the Poynter Institute (which owns PolitiFact) on understanding election polling. Here are some suggestions about what voters should pay attention to when reading polls.”

Ontario Council of University Libraries: Ontario University Libraries openly release over seven decades of historical public opinion polls and guide

Thanks to Paul P. for this heads-up from Ontario Council of University Libraries: Ontario University Libraries openly release over seven decades of historical public opinion polls and guide. “In advancement of library open access and collaborative stewardship of digital data in Canada, Ontario university libraries are pleased to announce the release of over seven decades of important public opinion data to the broader academic community and the public.”

Mashable: With the emoji slider, Instagram just took story polls to a whole new level

Mashable: With the emoji slider, Instagram just took story polls to a whole new level. “How hot is the newest Instagram feature going to be? You’ll have to ask your friends on the app to weigh in — and now, you can. Instagram announced a new interactive story feature today called ‘Emoji Slider.’ It’s a sticker that story posters can put on photos or videos, and allows their followers to answer questions using an emoji that slides along a scale.”

Poynter: This tool makes custom surveys that are actually accurate

Poynter: This tool makes custom surveys that are actually accurate. This article is delivered like a transcript, so let me do a brief quote from one of the participants: “So maybe you’re a journalist in Virginia or New Jersey, and you want to ask people what they want their newly elected politicians to focus on first. Veracio lets you specify a location that you’re focusing on. What’s interesting about this tool to me is it helps give you a better understanding of what you’re hearing and how it compares with a specific population. As we all know, often the people we hear from the most aren’t totally representative of the places we cover.”

TechRadar: Facebook now lets you make two-option polls with GIFs and photos

TechRadar: Facebook now lets you make two-option polls with GIFs and photos. “Two years ago Twitter started letting its users create polls for just about everything, making it easier for them to learn whether their followers prefer Westworld or Stranger Things, or decide whether they should have beef bourguignon or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for dinner. And now, at last, Facebook is getting in on the polling action as well.”