Droid users needed paid research study and app beta test

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    Paid CMU research study and app beta test for droid users

    Hi all,

    I'm part of a research group at Carnegie Mellon University that is currently looking for Droid users for a paid research study about social networks, location sharing, and privacy. I thought there might be some interested participants here on droidforums.

    Participants will be contributing to timely academic research while testing a new location sharing app designed for the Android by Computer Scientists at CMU.

    Those who complete the required tasks will be compensated with a $30 Amazon gift card, plus the chance to earn an additional bonus $40 gift card.

    You must be 18 years of age or older, you must have Android OS version 1.6 or higher, and you must have a Facebook account to participate.

    Families and couples with Android phones are especially welcome to join. There is no limit per household on participation.

    If you're interested, please write locaccino.study@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Justin
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
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    just sent an email! Hope I can help!
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    Thanks! Just replied to you with details! Let me know if you have any questions.

    Justin
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    I'm in. Sounds legit!
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    thanks, just sent you more info. I hope you consider joining
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    Sounds very interesting; my email is on the way!
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    thanks mslal. I just got your email and sent you some more info. I hope you consider joining. Let me know if you have any questions or run into any trouble getting set up.
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    I'll give this a test spin and poke a stick at it for you Justin. I just signed up.
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    thanks christim!

    we're working on fixing that login bug you found. if anyone happens to gett an error on FB login, try to refresh the browser and try again. if this fails please contact me and I'll work to fix it.

    thanks everyone for you help,
    Justin
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    I'm interested in the study, but I have held off to test the waters a bit. There is a 99% chance that this is legit and fine, but in my mind, you can't be too cautious on the web. Is everyone getting good vibes about this? Please don't take this as an insult at all - I have just seen some weird stuff on forums before. What else can you tell us? I would prefer not to give out my email until I know more.

    Thanks for understanding, and I hope I can participate.
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    Just sent an email. I'll check it out
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    Hi serveitup911,

    I don't take this as an insult at all. I actually commend you for being cautious about this sort of thing. Please contact me and I'll provide you with some information to show you it's legit.

    I don't want to post too much info on the study on here, so I don't bias the results of the study we're conducting. However, I'm happy to share additional info on our project with you, and anyone else who is interested to know.

    Thanks,
    Justin
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    hey tallica,

    good to have a sox fan join! I'm from Norton, MA originally.

    Justin
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    Cool, from Plymouth originally, now in Middleboro
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    Some people with 2.2 haven't been able to find the app on the Market...some have, which is a little weird. I think it might be ROM related.

    We're working on figuring this out. If anyone with 2.2 doesn't see the app in the Market, please let me know.

    In the meantime, I can send you the apk if that is something you feel comfortable doing.
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    Hate to be a naysayer, but I find it odd that this person recently joined the forum and their only posts are in regards to this study.
    Which appears to involve your FaceBook accounts.

    In recent months, Facebook accounts are getting hacked and personal information being stolen and used for criminal activity on a regular basis.

    If this person is indeed legit then by all means go for it.

    But I find it strange that there is no supporting website or contact information other than a Gmail account

    jmho
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    Hi GoldWinger88,

    I couldn't agree with you more. People should be cautious to websites they don't know about, especially when personal information is involved. I don't think anyone should join our study until they find out more about us.

    I'm happy to chat with anyone about our research group, and I'll provide links to our CMU webpages, as well as some articles in the popular press about the research we're doing to anyone.

    As I said before, I'd prefer not to post this on the forum, since we're trying to conduct a controlled experiment, and this would bias our results.

    Cheers,
    Justin
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    Email on the way, ill try and convince the wife and all my droid friends to join
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    Unfortunately, I don't mix Facebook with anything else, it's just too personal for me...good luck with your study and I hope you have the best of luck in the creation of your application
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    Hey guys, while I can't vouch for this particular poster, I do want to let you know that CMU is doing a paid research study, it is totally legit. I just signed up for the study they are doing here in Pittsburgh. CMU has a pretty good relationship with Google, so it makes sense...
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