9 Free Twitter File Sharing Apps


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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.

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9 Free Twitter File Sharing Apps

  1. 1. Free Twitter Polling Applications A review of seven online apps 09.11.10 ©2009 1
  2. 2. If you’re using Twitter for your business, at some point you’re 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. It’s 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. ©2009 2
  3. 3. Overview Criteria 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 ©2009 3
  4. 4. rs we re llo he Fo ll o yw ou r str m Po lTo ll ve r lls. tw ll Y ttr aw cia tpo ll E Po Po Tw Str So Tw Po FREE TWITTER POLLING APPS 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 comment $ Not for free No Embed on our site Yes ©2009 4
  5. 5. Polls.tw Application Interface: Pros Easy to use Creates a poll that can be easily used by and shared with others Cons It only creates one type of poll: multiple choice. All the other sites do the same thing but offer a lot more features. Rating ©2009 5
  6. 6. Poll Your Followers Application Interface: Pros Easy to use for short multiple choice polls Cons Outside of posting a poll, it has no other functions You can’t leave any feedback or find out who voted in your poll. This is another site that needs a few more features to make it worth your while. Rating ©2009 6
  7. 7. Twttrstrm Application Interface: Pros Easy to set up Lense aspect is unique to Squidoo Creates an incredible resource around your questions Cons It’s a mess Looking at examples from other more established polls, it’s a hodgepodge of information that can be very difficult to sort through Rating ©2009 7
  8. 8. StrawPoll Application Interface: Pros Of the single feature sites, I like this one the best. It’s very simple to use. Visually appealing and allows you to see the tweets surrounding your poll. Cons It’s usefulness is limited since there is just the one type of question that only allows for two answer options. The site feels like more of a gimmick than something that a business would seriously use. Rating ©2009 8
  9. 9. SocialToo Application Interface: Pros Simple interface Lots of nice add-on features Cons You have to pay for the add-ons It’s not the most attractive layout Rating ©2009 9
  10. 10. Twtpoll Application Interface: Pros Lots of question types Has a clean and simple look Easy to spread your poll around Cons Branding must be paid for and lacks keyword tags Rating ©2009 10
  11. 11. Poll Everywhere Application Interface: Pros Instant stats gathered from phones make it an ideal audience polling tool It also generates professional reports Cons Price tag not worth paying if you just want to send your poll out through Twitter or other social media channels Rating ©2009 11
  12. 12. CONCLUSION While there are some sites that are easy to use, one trick ponies, it’s worth putting a little extra effort into your polls with the sites that offer more functionality. Twtpoll edges out Twttrstrm as it provides nearly all the features we wanted while still being simple to use and visually appealing. ©2009 12
  13. 13. Links Read the entire review on our blog blog.theduffyagency.com/ Check out Twitter Tuesday for new Twitter tips and reviews every week. The Duffy Agency website www.theduffyagency.com ©2009 13