2017 March Madness begins today and we decided to run the same poll on March Madness viewing technology. You can see the post on last year's results HERE. We started the poll last night and booste...
2017 March Madness begins today and we decided to run the same poll on March Madness viewing technology. You can see the post on last year's results HERE. We started the poll last night and boosted it, so we have 221 votes at the time of this writing, whereas last year we had a total of 43 votes for the entire poll. Last year, smartphones led the results followed by TVs, computers and tablets. So far this year, TV is leading smartphones, but it is probably within the margin of error in polling and possibly related to sample size.
I feel that the large number of people that watch on their smartphone validates our mobile-first philosophy. I find it interesting that tablets have not really gained more traction than they have. Wifi is fairly ubiquitous. Do people scruple against using the office wifi for March Madness, and use their smartphone data plan instead? Or maybe it is just that there is an 8 to 1 ownership ratio of phones to tablets. Whatever the answer to these questions, mobile solutions and mobile responsiveness are no longer optional, they are mandatory.
We'll update this with the results next week after the poll is over. It runs through Sunday night, March 19th. If you have a Twitter account, please take the poll now. If you don't get one! And if you are a luddite, or have a different answer than one of our four choices, you can always submit your answer in the comments.