SPUG: How do you get your Perl news?

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Tue Sep 27 13:14:21 PDT 2011

Gabor Szabo put together a poll to measure how people are getting their
Perl news. Maybe you already heard of it. If not, please consider
contributing just a few minutes of your busy day to help the Perl
community take its own pulse. Go quick fill out this poll, you only have
three days left!


Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com>
To: PM Groups <pm_groups at pm.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:03:23 +0300
Subject: [pm_groups] Reaching the Perl community with news


yesterday I asked you to call your local Perl mongers filling a short
poll I created.
Some of you have done so and almost 400 responded in less than 24 hours.
This is great and I'd like to thank you for that!

We can do better though.

Let me explain what is behind this.

I just asked Robert to help me find out how many people are subscribed to
all the Perl Monger lists. Based on the numbers he gave I think we can say
there are about 10-15K people registered.
Yet the Perl blogs see a number of visitors much smaller than that.
Apparently many people are either not aware of the blogs,
don't have enough drive to check them often or the content of
the blogs are just not interesting for them.

Both the Perl Weekly and the current poll are my humble attempts to
get more people read about Perl related news and to get more people
interact with the vocal part of the community.

That's the reason I asked you to invite more people to fill the form.
>From the results the bloggers will have some more idea what to write
about and I'll have more idea what to include in the Perl Weekly.

So I'd like to ask you again (the other 200 PM group leader :) to
send out an invitation to your own PM group to submit the poll.

Thank you in advance!

   http://perlpolls.com/perl-news    <- only 3 days left!
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