Interviewing by the numbers

I’m curious whether anyone has any idea how many interviews are done online. It’s a hard one to figure out. Please feel free to offer your suggestions in the comments. Just to be clear, online interviews include email, IM and chat.

Truth is, it’s hard to even fathom how many interviews are performed on an annual basis. If you include everything from reporters to job interviews it has to be a vast number.

Does the kind of interview effect the medium? I assume it would. So it is likely that interviews for background research on a topic are commonly done in email whereas doctors interviewing patients is almost exclusively done in person.

Any help with quantification ideas would be most welcome. For an area that is so important to the way we communicate it seems woefully ignored.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s