What is research: Czechs search for information all the time!
Researches (study, looking for information) of information are what Czechs, according to Czech study for AITOM (prepared by STEM/MARK), most often spend time on the Internet. A sample of 511 respondents showed that 67% of them was on the Internet for literary research. Second place goes to the 57% of respondents sending emails, followed by a 53% visiting social networks and a 40% of respondents reading online news.
Are you surprised that the research is living such a fame? Not only can you find a lot of information on the Internet, for example how to claim maternity and parental allowance in 2019, or ranking of the best dog hotels, but many of us also want to see if they have encountered misinformation (false, deceptive, fake information).
Looking for information online every day?
Let's be real. Most of us just can't do without the Internet today! Every day, 75% of Czechs aged 18-29 and 68% of people aged 30-44 consume online information. The smallest group of people who are looking for information is aged 45-59 years.
What are the other conclusions of the study? Online news is more often read by men (46%) than by women (35%). E-mail accounts are used more by people with higher education, specifically 75% of college students look at their e-mails, compared to 49% of non-graduates. Social networks, on the other hand, are more popular with women (64%), which is 21% more than men.
You can find misinformation or fake news everywhere
What is the meaning of the word research? French term "recherche" means researching, looking for, investigating, exploring, finding or searching after. There are millions of pieces of information on the Internet today. That something is written down does not necessarily mean that it is a truth.
Why is misinformation or disinformation war such a trending expression today? Maybe because we are not sure whether the current President of the United States would have won the election without them, or if Britain would voluntarily leave the EU. These examples alone show that misinformation on the global scale can have a significant impact on people's lives.
Always keep in mind the importance of verifying news and not spreading them before you do so. How to identify misinformation?
- They are often found on relatively unknown, yet professional looking news sites.
- They often have shocking headlines and information in opposition to popular and accepted attitudes.
The danger of misinformation lies in its credibility. The article does not appear to be false from the very beginning. Not even the photographs prove the truth. They can be captured in different events or modified in an image editor.
High-quality research can take you tens of hours
There is too much information and therefore it is difficult to keep control over it. Yet still, we all need them, from entrepreneurs and employees to students and families. MyTimi Virtual Assistant only searches for verified information. What can we help you with?
- Company listings.
- Supplier reports (for cleaning services, repairs, etc.)
- Product overviews.
- Contact reports.
- Research on various topics and projects.
- Listings of educational/sports courses and lessons.
- Marketing surveys.
Although research is one of the most common first tasks, we do much more in myTimi. So what are you waiting for? Instead of annoying tasks, enjoy your time with friends and family and do what you enjoy!