Wifi Sharing Poll Results

February 12, 2008 by

2008_02_12wifisharingpoll.jpgSo we’ve talked about your church, the wifi sharer, and last week, we wanted to put stats to our speculation. Here’s what you told us about your own church’s wifi sharing habits:

Much better than the frequent poll where a single choice gets 90% of the vote, we had a tie at the top this week. Hooray for competition! 28% of you thought, “No way!” on the grounds that folks might end up hacking the Pentagon or viewing inappropriate content on your dime. You either don’t want the legal liability or the moral liability of contributing to their shenanigans.

Another 28% of you are silent sharers. You like to keep things looking tight, but if someone asks for the password, they can easily get it. That way, you can profile the person asking for the password and determine whether to give it out to them–kidding, of course.

Next up are the 26% of churches who run a public, open hot spot. You like to keep people hanging around, and perhaps you even serve some coffee or pastries or even something else. How does this work for you? Any run-ins with the law yet?

A final 17% of you ask, “What’s wireless access?’ I say…well, I don’t know what to say to that. You could drop a line to al.gore@algore.com. He should be able to tell you.

Now, with love abounding this week, we want to know, around Valentine’s Day, is your church doing a love/marriage/dating/sex series?

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5 Responses to “Wifi Sharing Poll Results”

  • johnnybrower
    February 12, 2008

    Our church actually just finished a Love/Marriage series. I think the idea was to promote healthy marriages/relationships so that the benefits could be reaped on/around Valentine’s Day.


  • Jon
    February 12, 2008

    Did you here that Starbucks and AT&T have teamed up to provide free wifi with the purchase of a drink? Pretty cool.


  • Joe Franz
    February 12, 2008

    We offer free (filtered) wi-fi in our cafe. So far, no complaints and safe, secure surfing…


  • Josh Nunn
    February 12, 2008

    Our Church(building) has dial up… mostly because the parsonage has boradband, and the trustee’s see no purpose for it, on the other hand, if we did offer it, there’s no real location for people to sit enjoy it. yet… maybe someday, Lord willing


  • jordan fowler
    February 14, 2008

    We have an open system and a separate closed system. All our data etc. is on the closed system. The open system feeds The Village (lobby) and the Glocal Cafe’.



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