When Google Consumer Surveys (GCS) first debuted on March 29, 2012, many thought it would be just another flash in the pan, like Google Wave, Google Desktop, Google Buzz, or any of the dozens of other dead Google products.

Others hoped Google would dramatically expand the barebones functionality of the first system, which offered two-question surveys of a few limited formats to readers of websites looking to continue reading long articles.

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