January 26, 2009 in 2 out of 5 stars, Business Intel, Twitter

What is it?

twtpoll: A simple poll service, primarily aimed at letting you use Twitter to ask a question and get responses from your followers. You can also embed the poll in your website, send it to Facebook, email it, etc.


Who makes it?

Felipe Coimbra

Why is it the killerest?

If you're using Twitter (as directed) then you'll be part of that powerful conversation we discussed. This little service is a way to harness that conversation and gain helpful information.

It's simple, it's free, no login, no fuss.

It allows you to block or allow multiple votes from a single IP (to control vote-stuffing).

Like with Twitter (and because you'll presumably be tweeting it, although that's not necessary) your questions are limited to 140 characters.

The results come back in a nifty little pie-chart. It's new and it's mostly just for fun, so I wouldn't throw anything too hefty at it, but it does fill a need, simply.

Give it a try here to let me know if you'd be interested in a podcast. 

What could be improved

A little info on customizing the look for design conscious webmasters might be nice. So would viewing the votes inline on the same page (i.e. not jumping to the twtpoll site). Hard to complain too loudly given the price, however. And the twtpoll page is clean, and ad-free.

How much does it cost?



Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Hmm... Didn't sound too bad - and "Why is it the killerest?" sounds good even though it's probably a default line (don't read here regularly). And then two out of five? Something I'm missing here?

Posted by: Jørgen | Jan 26, 2009 10:16:16 PM

Hi Jørgen, yeah I don't review anything I wouldn't recommend.
Think of this as a 10-star scale, and I post things that show up on the top 5 stars.
The star rating is an indication of 2 things:
1) the quality of the thing being reviewed
2) how useful it is for entrepreneurs

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jan 26, 2009 10:26:02 PM

I don't have much use for TwtPoll myself, but I could definitely use a WorkHappy.Net podcast! Send me details when you post it Carson.


Posted by: Marie | Jan 27, 2009 5:49:38 PM

Thanks Marie! Stay tuned.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jan 27, 2009 6:16:35 PM