Get a Global Opinion - Ask500people.com
Posted on 02.04.2008
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Have a question you want answered? Want the opinion of the entire world? Check out Ask500people.com.
This site lets you pose a question, then see answers in real-time, from across the globe. When answers are selected from your pre-determined options, you see where and when they are selected from a map that plots the color-coded answers based on location. There is a user comment tab so you can see more detailed opinions and a results tab that shows all answers and what region/country they came from. Most answers are taken from widgets that are placed on other websites (you can place it on your website too) and other answers come directly from visitors to Ask500people.com.
Currently because of traffic volume, only 100 answers are tallied before moving on to the next question, to keep things moving. As traffic grows, more answers will be included. It takes about 10-15 minutes for 100 answers to be recorded. It could be a nice research tool for businesses, either by polling the public or employees. There is a premium service option available for private polls and more targeted audiences.
But the entertainment value is tremendous - should you decide to kill a little time. Maybe a half-hour, like 31% of our poll respondents, or two hours or more, like 28% of respondents. It also appears that the Canadian audience needs to get back to work - 43% of them are costing their employee's money.
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