EQSQ.com's The Pollitzer Reveals the Choices Visitors Make Online

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Sixteen percent of people polled by EQSQ.com said they would be happier if the Internet did not exist. EQSQ.com's The Pollitzer is an interactive poll that "takes the pulse on everyday EQ SQ dilemmas." Easy to use and with some interesting propositions (Who would you choose as a desert island companion? Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, George Bush, or Martha Stewart), The Pollitzer is one of a variety of online tools and resources on EQSQ.com, a site dedicated to helping users choose the right education and career for their personalities.

The EQSQ.com Pollitzer reveals that 16 percent of people quizzed would be happier if the Internet did not exist. Nearly 60 percent claim their jobs would be "vastly different" or "non-existent" without the Internet, and nearly 90 percent go online for email or research. The Pollitzer is one of a number of career and education resources on EQSQ.com, a site exploring the "Empathizing-Systemizing" theory of human personality as a tool to help guide individuals to the education and career for which they are most suited (http://eqsq.com). The Pollitzer does not restrict itself to career, education, or Internet dilemmas, and there are plans to allow consumers to post their own dilemmas for consideration.

The Internet may have reduced the number of face-to-face interactions people have, but as their online education expands consumers and business engage more and more with online "social media" tools. Consumers especially are finding other ways to communicate. Email, chat, instant messaging, and blogs allow interactions between groups of people that may not have communicated previously. Perhaps the 16 percent of respondents who are unhappy with the Internet have not yet explored all the options. And if 60 percent of respondents would be out of a job with no Internet, how might it affect their social lives? Katrina Boydon, Editor-in-Chief of EQSQ.com, had this to say:

"I am one of the 60 percent who would be jobless without the Internet; but I'm in good company. Ninety-four million Americans go online every day. The Internet is far more than simply a tool for communication. People expect it to be their complete resource for staying in touch, work, education, research, purchasing, banking, and entertainment."

In fact, 69 percent (230 million people) of the North American population have used the Internet according to InternetWorld.Stats.com. It is no wonder that sites like EQSQ.com (http://eqsq.com) choose to mix a daily trivia review (Blame the Hormones), with a blog exploring the differences between men and women (Vivre La Difference), a column discussing gender inequalities (Weekly Whims of a Wild-Type Female), and career and education resources (interactive EQ SQ Tests).

Boydon continues, "We are planning to introduce more interactive elements to EQSQ.com. First off, we'll add functionality to The Pollitzer so that users can add in questions they'd like to see answered. We're also planning a partnership with another site offering an interesting and unique career-search tool."

In the meantime EQSQ.com's Pollitzer offers answers to burning questions about the piece of technology that visitors cannot live without; the truth about what it means to check the 'I agree' box for online user agreements; and if visitors would be more likely to ban email spam, popup ads, computer viruses, or the Office Assistant.

EQSQ.com centers on the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of the male versus the female brain types and how this knowledge can be applied to life choices to make more informed decisions. Systemizers and empathizers can find information and resources around education, educational programs, and career choices.


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