japan.internet.com recently reported on a survey by goo Research into sending errors using communication tools.
Between the 4th and 8th of October 2013 1,076 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.4% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.5% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 17.3% in their forties, 14.8% in their fifties, and 17.4% aged sixty or older.
This mistake sending physical email tickled me:
I’ve made all the email errors (mostly more than a few times each!) bar the CCing instead of BCCing, although I have been on the receiving end of them. I don’t use chat enough to make any of the errors listed however, but I have been on the receiving end of messages sent to the wrong group, but sadly no juicy information was disclosed!
Of the 1,076, 916 people or 85.1% usually used email. They were asked the following.
Q1: Which of the following mail sending errors have you made? (Sample size=1,076, multiple answer)
Sent mail while still halfway through writing it 46.9% Forgot to attach a file 37.9% Sent to the wrong address 28.1% Attached the wrong file 11.2% Did CC instead of BCC 9.7% Forgot to encrypt a file 2.3% Other 0.7% Never made such a mistake 30.6%
Of the 1,076, 369 people or 34.3% usually used chat apps (this implies on smartphones). They were asked the following.
Q2: Which of the following chat sending errors have you made? (Sample size=369, multiple answer)
Sent the wrong stamp emoticon 37.4% Sent to the wrong person, group 19.2% Sent the wrong file (picture, etc) 9.5% Other 2.4% Never made such a mistake 47.7%