The study also includes a short survey, similar to that used in traditional studies conducted during cultural events. Each application user can choose one of the events in which they actually participated and answer a few questions about, among others, the way they traveled to the event, their companions, or the expenses incurred in connection with attending the event.
Depending on the number of public events in the user database, the entire study takes from under a minute to a few minutes. Although it relies on Facebook data, the application operates as a web tool. There is no need to install it on your own device, which significantly speeds up the process of obtaining data from users. It is highly intuitive, user friendly, and has a familiar graphic interface drawing on the solutions used by Facebook and the Shared Cities project itself.
Even the first responses collected using the application show that a social networking site may not only be an interesting research topic but may also provide a platform for conducting research. The results of our investigations, including those conducted via Facebook, will be revealed soon.