Microsoft Research Using Wufoo to Survey RSS Habits

Over the last few days, we’ve been working with the good people over at [Microsoft Research Asia]( “Asia Center for Interaction Design”) (people who happen to also be [fans of the Wu-Tang]( to help them build an [RSS Survey]( to collect information about how people are using RSS feeds.

There are a couple of interesting things they’re doing with this survey that we don’t see often enough from most corporate R&D. First, the survey is *only 8 questions long.* Second, they’re going to *release the results to the public* for anyone to use and analyze, which means if you’re in the business of dealing with RSS feeds you should definitely encourage people to take the time to [fill it out](

One of things we really liked was how they’re using our File Upload field to have users anonymously submit copies of OPML files. We love that they were able to create an easy way of collecting a rich set of data from users without imposing a lot of hard work on the user’s end.

In addition to the survey, a couple of great features were added to Wufoo while working with them, the highlight being that you can now make Multiple Choice (radio) and Checkbox fields required. There’s a couple of more goodies on the way and we’ll be releasing a [Change Log]( update of all the cool stuff soon.

**UPDATE** : They just released a translated version. You can now take the [RSS survey in Chinese](!


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