With no visible evidence, about one if four Americans believe aliens are walking among humans. Maybe they are and maybe they’re not, but survey results often reach conclusions that have little basis in fact.
Can you name the technology company which has the most impact on society; on the daily lives of Americans?
Google? Facebook? Microsoft?
Oh, wait. This is AppleVillagers, right– so, uh, um, Apple?
Nope. The answer is Amazon. Apple comes in third behind Google and only slightly ahead of Facebook.
After Facebook’s data scandal in March, many Americans are taking a more critical eye toward their technology overlords. But not all tech companies perceived equal.
Duh. Facebook’s scandalous and immoral behavior toward user privacy should be criminal. In the future, maybe it will be.
Some 20 percent of Americans believe Amazon is having the most positive impact on society out of any other major tech company.
Amazon topped Google 20 to 15 while Apple was 11.
Numbers don’t lie.
32 percent of Americans believe Facebook is having a negative impact on society.
Only 32-percent? Maybe numbers do lie.
Unfortunately, the survey’s results are just that. Results. No context. What is it about Amazon that would make people think the company has the greatest impact on their daily lives?
Low prices? Cheap goods from China? Rising stock price? CEO as a motionless, bald headed creature from another world?
Whatever the reason, the survey shows a disconnect between respondents and reality. Prior to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I could see why Facebook would rank high. People don’t know the pervasive attacks on society from the likes of Google and Facebook, and they likely don’t know how Amazon stalks people as they browse the web.
Google? Facebook? Amazon? A trio of online stalkers vs. a hardware company that has a billion happy customers? Remember, customers are not users. Those three vs. Apple in the Top 4? Something is wrong with that picture.