Another City of Sioux Falls Survey, more data mining

While this survey doesn’t ask for your name (unless you want to leave comments) it does ask for some pretty important information to complete the survey like address and zip code. It also asks for your gender, age, and RACE.

While there may be some importance in asking your age, your street address, gender and race should not matter.

I still wonder why the city thinks they need all this personal data when asking about our parks. While it does contain some good questions about how you use the parks (or don’t) I think the only real criteria should be ‘are you a Sioux Falls resident’.

I’m still waiting to hear back from the administration as to why they are using these surveys to data mine citizens. If it helps to get an answer, for the record, I’m white.



3 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 06.26.19 at 9:09 pm

How come I never get one of these surveys? I envision 100’s of people in an India sweat box filling these out with bubble stencils for answers the city prefers.

#2 Kathy Bergquist on 06.27.19 at 6:04 am

I have started using European American and if the form I am filling out asks for a another race title I put WASP. It is an accurate account of what I am. White is too general a word or concept.

#3 Disgusted! on 06.27.19 at 1:24 pm

I reported a pothole and they wanted my name, address, and phone number. Disgusting! All I gave them was the location of the pothole!

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