I think crowd sourcing is an interesting way to make data driven decisions on daily life. Take scheduling meetings for example. It’s a nightmare to find a time that works for everyone. Meeting scheduling website When Is Good looked at 100,000 responses to 34,000 over 2 years and found that 3pm on Tuesday is the most agreeable time for a meeting.
The basic findings of their crowd sourcing study are as follows:
- Event invitations are most likely to be accepted for a Tuesday at 3pm.
- Surprisingly, very little variation exists between the days of the week.
- On average only 3 or 4 people out of 10 will be available at any given time.
- People are happier than you might think to work through lunch.
- Flexibility jumps up at 10 and 11 in the morning, but peaks at 3PM.