Cats and dogs and apps


Which do you prefer, cats or dogs? graph of japanese statisticsThis is a survey that would have been quite interesting to see in full, but even this small extract in from a survey by goo Research into cat people and dog people was rather enjoyable.

Research results

Between the 4th and 6th of June 2012 1,091 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.5% of the sample were male, 15.9% in their teens, 17.8% in their twenties, 21.7% in their thirties, 16.2% in their forties, 16.2% in their fifties, and 12.2% aged sixty or older.

I’m a cat person, for many of the reasons listed below. Dogs are friendly because they see you as their leader, but cats like or dislike you just because they can, so to have cats sit on your lap is a sign of mutual trust, unlike a canine’s genetically-programmed hierarchical response.
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Two-thirds of Japanese mobile users have bought online

How often do you buy items from your mobile phone or smartphone? graph of japanese statisticsHaving had two smartphone sillinesses yesterday, let’s have a serious look today at mobile phone and smartphone shopping site use with goo Research and


Between the 20th and 23rd of February 2012 1.096 mobile phone-using (including smartphone) members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private mobile phone-based questionnaire. 62.9% of the sample were female, 4.2% in their teens, 32.1% in their twenties, 33.7% in their thirties, 20.3% in their forties, and 9.8% aged fifty or older.

I’ve never done any mobile shopping, so I don’t really know what the drawbacks are. I also worry about the security aspect from a smartphone; for instance it’s harder to see if a page is running SSL, and there’s less tools for protecting against spyware – I think the risk of spyware on mobiles is overblown, but I don’t have the confidence that I have on the PC of having a clean machine.
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