News 10:08 August 2017:
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Perhaps you have not heard of the term twitter polls before and you are in total oblivion what exactly it is. Well, twitter polls is a new feature that is geared towards gathering public opinion concerning certain issues that are of interest to your life and perhaps you are not so sure of how to go about it and so you seek the opinion of the massive twitter audience. Well, it is only natural that most of you are not aware to what it is exactly because it is just a new feature that has just been launched by the social media network.
However, twitter polls are not that new to us all. It is just an advanced case of retweets that have been the order of the day and acted as the polling mechanism there before. The new feature is now limited to four answer options and has a life-line of 24 hours. During this time frame, the tweeter of the poll is informed on how long the poll is viable and the results of how people are voting are displayed in terms of percentage. The good thing about it is that it is a private way of voting and there will be no cases of victimization whatsoever.
The Guide to Twitter Polls
Most people on twitter find it as a convenient way to post what they think and their views and a wide range of things. It is normally considered more anonymous than Facebook or instagram. The twitter polls feature has increased the level of freedom of speech on the site. Now anyone can create a poll on anything and let people vote. The polls range from serious voting on matters one would consider pertinent to the society to fun voting which often includes celebrities and a basis for the polls. As a twitter user, it is important to learn how to use the features.
Twitter users are allowed in creating the poll to have four alternatives for people to choose from. This is unlike previous polls where people would only have two options that were quite unbiased. It was not a formal twitter polling feature which included a post that had two alternatives; retweet if you agree and favorite f you disagree. The previous poll was a bit biased as the team that re-tweeted got more people since they had more publicity. The polls are embedded directly into the tweets. The polls only last for 24 hours and the voters are informed on how they have left to vote. A person’s vote is not made public ad once the results have been tabulated anyone can see them. In general, twitter polls are made up of various components; 4 options for the voters, 24 hours to vote with a reminder on how long is left to vote and the number of votes counted.
There are various ways you can create awareness on your twitter poll. Almost every social media platform will show you a list of people that are following you and those that you follow. One can manipulate this statistics to their advantage to get more people to vote. When you look at another person’s profile you will be to see how many people they follow and how many are following them. You can send them direct messages or a link to your voting poll. You could also embed their name on the poll tweet which will get twitter to send them a notification that they have been mentioned in a tweet. Most will want to know what the poll is about and will go to your timeline to vote.
Getting a lot of people to vote within a short period of time needs a good strategy. You need to create polls that get people interested in your poll so much so that they want to always be updated and constantly vote on your polls. Content is one way to go. Twitter polls mainly involve funny or controversial options and it is very important for you to do it right. You should start by posting polls about what is trending in politics or something trending in celebrities’ lives. These two options are often most guaranteed to get most votes. Take care not to create too many polls in a short span of time as it may scare people off.