While in Asia doing a few Social Media Workshops, one of the attendees asked about a good polling app for her Facebook Fan Page. As I've not really used polls on any of the FB pages I work with, I started looking around and recently found PollDaddy. It is super easy to use and lets you embed your polls on your blog, Facebook page, MySpace page, etc. In fact, here is my first poll I created...will you take a second and answer it?
You can also do Survey's and it looks like you can create Ratings for blog posts, etc. I'll be playing with those features next.
Can't remember who turned me on to this site... BlogFrog... and while I haven't used it yet, it looks simple enough. If you've ever wanted to create a micro-community around your ideas, passions or blog, BlogFrog seems to be a valid option to consider.
Like Ning, you'll be hosted in their environment but you can place a widget on your blog.
Luckily for me - I recycled most of what was in the bag but kept these. The idea is pretty cool. There are things in the world that you might want to attach additional information to. For instance, you might want to give someone your business card but also be able to have them see your company portfolio or a quick video explaining the ethos of your company. It's pretty easy... just download a sitckybits bar code -- kind of like the one to the right over there...
Then attach whatever you want to that code and presto, when the code is scanned via the stickybits app (iPhone and Android) the person holding your card will get a special treat. Go ahead... download the app (iPhone & Android). Then scan the barcode image you see above and see what you get... NOTE: after a bit of experimentation, it seems that if you want to be able to ADD content to the stickybit, you'll have to register/sign in to the app on your phone. Once you do that... works pretty well.
Well that's it for this week folks... tell me what you think... really interested to hear your thoughts -- especially about my stickybits....