Polls

Facebook follows Twitch and YouTube with launch of Premieres, live polls and fan badges

Facebook today announced the global launch of Premieres, its new interactive video format that allows creators to pre-record a video for fans, then release it during a viewing window they choose, as more of a live event. The move follows YouTube’s introduction of a similar Premieres format just a few months ago. In addition, Facebook […]

Analysis of social media did a better job at predicting Trump’s win than the polls

twitter-facebook-chart Many of the polls forecasted an easy win for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, but we now know their prediction models were flawed. While data scientists are scrambling to figure out what went wrong, a number of social media analytics firms are touting the fact that their measurements did a better job of tracking the situation out in the real world, and saw… Read More

Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions

fb-messenger-polls-payment Facebook’s chat app wants to help you and your friends decide where to go for dinner or what movie to see, then use machine learning to remind you to pay them back. Today Messenger users on iOS and Android in the US get two new features which could roll out to other countries if they test well. Facebook tells me “We look at this chat assist function with polls and payments as… Read More

Twitter Updates Polling; Touts 1.7 Billion Votes

twitter-polls-compose Twitter is making an update to its recently released polling feature; instead of a default 24-hour timeframe, poll lengths can range from five minutes to seven days. Launched in October, the company also touted the success of polls, announcing that 1.7 billion votes have been cast so far.  The revelation comes as Twitter shares sink to a  record low, with investors expressing concern… Read More

Twitter (Officially) Launches Polls

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 5.55.07 PM Twitter’s been playing around with polls for the past month or so…right out in the open. Today’s announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise if you follow anyone who works for the company or runs in tech’s inner circles. Over the next few days, everyone will be able to pepper you with yes/no two-option polls. Why only two options? Not sure, but something… Read More

Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More

Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

tossup2 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP.… Read More