How do you send someone a file online without their email address? Surprisingly, there are at least nine different sites that can answer that question for you.From presentations to mp3s to documents to zip files and anything else, they can now be sent via Twitter. This really opens up the use of Twitter from a simple communication tool to a new way to share large amounts of information.
<ul><li> 1. Free Twitter Polling Applications A review of seven online apps 09.11.10 2009 1 </li></ul>
<p> 2. If youre using Twitter for your business, at some point youre probably going to want to understand how your followers feel about your brand, service or product. Polling is an excellent way to get a quick understanding of how people feel. Its also a great way to run a contest, get demographic information on your followers, or get a rating on an idea. There are several sites that do just this. Their features range from only one service to a wide variety of services, some charging a slight service fee. 20092 3. OverviewCriteria I sat down with my co-workers and created a wish-list of qualities that we as marketing people want in a Twitter polling service. Of course, all the apps have to be free and require no downloadable client. Beyond that, we wanted to be able to: have an easy-to-use interface get the hang of it quickly have a unique url use analytics use multiple types of polls insert images brand polls make them visually interesting tag keywords categorize topics leave a message embed on our site 20093 4. rswe re llo he Foll o ywou r str mPo lTo llverlls.twll Yttrawcia tpoll E PoPoTwStrSoTwPoFREE TWITTER POLLING APPSHave an easy-to-use interfaceGet the hang of it quicklyHave a unique urlUse analyticsUse multiple types of pollsInsert imagesBrand polls$ Make them visually interesting Tag keywordsCategorize topicsLeave a comment$ Not for freeNo Embed on our siteYes2009 4 5. Polls.tw Application Interface: Pros Easy to use Creates a poll that can be easily used by and shared with othersConsIt only creates one type of poll:multiple choice. All the other sites dothe same thing but oer a lot morefeatures. Rating 2009 5 6. Poll Your Followers Application Interface: Pros Easy to use for short multiple choice pollsConsOutside of posting a poll, it has noother functionsYou cant leave any feedback or ndout who voted in your poll. This isanother site that needs a few morefeatures to make it worth your while. Rating20096 7. Twttrstrm Application Interface: Pros Easy to set up Lense aspect is unique to Squidoo Creates an incredible resource around your questionsCons Its a mess Looking at examples from other more established polls, its a hodgepodge of information that can be very dicult to sort through Rating20097 8. StrawPollApplication Interface: Pros Of the single feature sites, I like this one the best. Its very simple to use. Visually appealing and allows you to see the tweets surrounding your poll.ConsIts usefulness is limited since there isjust the one type of question that onlyallows for two answer options.The site feels like more of a gimmickthan something that a businesswould seriously use. Rating 2009 8 9. SocialTooApplication Interface: Pros Simple interface Lots of nice add-on featuresConsYou have to pay for the add-onsIts not the most attractive layout Rating 2009 9 10. TwtpollApplication Interface: Pros Lots of question types Has a clean and simple look Easy to spread your poll aroundConsBranding must be paid for and lackskeyword tags Rating 2009 10 11. Poll EverywhereApplication Interface: Pros Instant stats gathered from phones make it an ideal audience polling tool It also generates professional reportsCons Price tag not worth paying if you just want to send your poll out through Twitter or other social media channelsRating 2009 11 12. CONCLUSION While there are some sites that are easy to use, one trick ponies, its worth putting a little extra eort into your polls with the sites that oer more functionality. Twtpoll edges out Twttrstrm as it provides nearly all the features we wanted while still being simple to use and visually appealing.200912 13. Links Read the entire review on our blogblog.theduyagency.com/Check out Twitter Tuesday for new Twitter tips and reviews every week.The Duy Agency websitewww.theduyagency.com 200913 </p>