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Taking a Pulse Via Poll

Easy Polling Tool:

There are a trillion options for taking polls, but I’ve been playing with an option that doesn’t require you to pay, sign up for an account or even give away any of your passwords. TwtPoll is designed to instantly poll your friends on Twitter or Facebook but because it gives you a unique URL for each poll you create (which takes about 10 seconds by the way), it can be used socially or professionally in blogging, email signatures, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and forums.

How the magic happens:

What results look like:

So what will YOU use twtpoll for?

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Matthew Hardy

    January 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve been experimenting with TwtPoll and hope it proves useful. Another testing choice is PollDaddy.

    I encourage you to follow up regarding effectiveness (participation) and business application. Agents might really get to know their target markets utilizing well-crafted polling.

    BTW – your sample answers are a hoot.

  2. Chuck G

    January 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Leave it to Lani to come up with yet another cool way to use Twitter. I think polls are a cool way to engage the blogging audience — I use a WP plugin called WP Polls that works really well. By using it as a sidebar widget, I’m able to control where it is on my site (usually at the top,) and it’s always visible regardless of what post or page is being viewed.

    I REALLY like the pie-chart output of this poll though — any ideas on how one might create a widget out of this to display it in the sidebar as well?

    Nice find Lani…


  3. Anna Bourland

    January 5, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I just tried TwtPoll. I like it better than Poll Daddy, but I can’t quite put my finger on why. I think it is the extra simplicity (if that makes sense).

    Thanks for the tip!

  4. Jim Gatos

    January 6, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Seems nice. Question: Can you “embed” it into a widget?

  5. Benn Rosales

    January 6, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Jim, there are a handful of plugins for sidebar polling in wordpress and other platforms, this is different.

    How about setting up a poll to use in emails to clients, or business associates that you use in your signature?

    Use them in follow up emails to folks that search your idx to get feedback on your service offering…

  6. teresa boardman

    January 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I like the questions in the poll

  7. Jim Gatos

    January 7, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Benn, thanks for the tips! I’m rocking!


  8. Paula Henry

    January 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Okay – this is very cool! Do you know how full my folder of Twitter applications is?

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