Communications

“The use of social media platforms: A substitute for traditional media outlets and information channels, A Case Study of UAE.
(A Survey Research)
Questionnaire:
Name: (Optional) —————————————————————–
”Yourparticipationwillgreatlyhelptoobtaintheresults…)

• Gender: a) Male – ( ) b) Female ( )
• Nationality……………..
• Age…………
• Educationallevel……………

 

1- .What technology do you use in your everyday life? (Please tick as appropriate to you)

a) Television ( )
b) Smart phone ( )
c) Mobile phone ( )
d) Radio Tablet ( )
e) PC/Laptop ( )
f) Music player ie, iPod, mp3 player ( )
g) Game console ( )
Other specify……………………………………………………………………

2- How do you most typically getlocal, national and international news?

a) Newspapers ( )
b) Television ( )
c) Radio ( )
d) Social media ( )
Other
Please specify ………………………………………………..

 

3- What do you prefer to read?

a) a print newspaper ( )
b) Online newspaper ( )
c) News across social media platforms ( )
d) None ( )

 

4- .How do you most typically watch films?

a) Cinema ( )
b) Online Streaming ie, On Demand and movie websites ( )
c) Television ( )
d) DVD ( )
e) Other Please specify ( )
f) None ( )

5- How much time do you spend on watching TV?

a) Less than one hour ( )
b) 1-2 hours ( )
c) more than 3 hours ( )

 

6- How much time do you spend on listening to Radio?

a) Less than one hour ( )
b) 1-2 hours ( )
c) more than 3 hours ( )

7- WhatSocialmediasitesdoyouuse?
a) Facebook ( )
b) Twitter ( )
c) Instagram ( )
d) YouTube ( )
e) Google Plus ( )
f) WhatsApp ( )
g) Other (please specify) ( )
h) None ( )

 

8-How manysocialnetworkingsitesdoyouuse?
a) 1 -2 ( )
b) 3-4 ( )
c) more than3 hours ( )

9-How much time do you spend on social media sites?
a) less than one hour ( )
b) 1-2 hours ( )
c ) more than 3 ( )

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10- Doyouusesocialnetworkingsitesthroughyour mobilephone?
a) Yes
b) No

11- Youusesocial mediaprimarilyfor.

a) Downloadingmusic/video ( )
b) Uploadingmusic/video ( )
c) Postingphotos ( )
d) Blogging ( )
e) Creatingpolls/quizzesorsurveys ( )
f) Chatting ( )
g) Submittingarticlestowebsite ( )
h) Communicationwithteachers/classfellows ( )
Other
please specify)………………………………… ……………………

12- Doyouhavemorefriendsonsocialnetworkingsitesascomparedtoreallife?
A. All of the time ( )
B. Most of the time ( )
C. Some of the time ( )
D. Rarely ( )
E. Never ( )

13- Do you prefer to express your ideas and feelings on social networking sites?
A. All of the time ( )
B. Most of the time ( )
C. Some of the time ( )
D. Rarely ( )
E. Never ( )

 

 

14- Doyouthinksocialnetworkingsitescanbeaneffectivetoolforlife experience?

A. All of the time ( )
B. Most of the time ( )
C. Some of the time ( )
D. Rarely ( )
E. Never ( )

15- Whatkindof communitiestodoyousubscribetoonsocialnetworkingsites?

a) Educational ( )
b) Entertainment ( )
c) Informational ( )
d) Other (Specify) ( )

16- What social media do you find most useful?
A. Facebook ( )
B. Twitter ( )
C. Instagram ( )
D. YouTube ( )
E. Google Plus ( )
F. WhatsApp ( )
G. Other (please specify) ( )
H. None ( )

17- What is your favourite platform to access social media?
a) mobile ( )
b) tablet ( )
c) computer ( )
d) laptop ( )
e) Xbox ( )
f) PlayStation/Wii ( )
g) Other (please specify) ( )

18- Do you prefer to buy things online?
F. All of the time ( )
G. Most of the time ( )
H. Some of the time ( )
I. Rarely ( )
J. Never ( )

 

19- About how many of your “friends” on social networking websites have you met in person.
a) All of them ( )
b) Most of them ( )
c) About half of them ( )
d) A few of them ( )
e) None of them ( )

20- -If you could use only one of the following social networking services، which would you use?
a) Facebook ( )
b) Twitter ( )
c) Instagram ( )
d) YouTube ( )
e) Google Plus ( )
f) Myspace ( )
g) Other (please specify) ( )

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21- -How many friends do you have in your network?

a) 1-50 ( )
b) 51-100 ( )
c) more than 100 ( )

22- -How likely are you to use social networking websites?
a) Extremely likely ( )
b) Very likely ( )
c) Moderately likely ( )
d) Slightly likely ( )
e) Not at all likely ( )

23- -Where else do you go to access the internet?
A. Friend’s house ( )
B. Relative’s house ( )
C. School library ( )
D. Community library ( )
E. Youth center ( )
F. Internet café ( )
G. Shopping center ( )

Thank you.