Twitter Live Polling!

Looking for feedback on twitter polls for live events! Good experiences? Bad experiences?

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@DewiEirig @muonabena Do you have any insight on this you could share?

Hey Alison, I genuinely believe any method to engage the audience is better than none! Twitter is a good and proven way, however you need to ensure you have some form of moderation else you will always get that ‘random’ tweet that you would rather hide, turning up, particularly if you’re projecting onto a big screen.
You should also consider polling software, forgive the sales pitch but thats what we do!, however there any many solutions out there that are really engaging and can be low cost. Often these will offer twitter feeds as well.

jamie

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Hello! I haven’t tried Live Twitter Polling - my events are generally attended by businesses and corporates. Often my guests are not the ones in charge of updating the social media accounts!

I think live Twitter anything can work well, although in my case, I’m not sure what the benefits would be over software such as Sli.do. Twitter is also obviously open to the public…how would you stop non-attendees voting? I can see that it would be a great way to get interaction and create a buzz in many situations though, festivals, gigs etc.

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Hey Abena

Great points, certain software, Glisser included, allow you to push twitter though it and therefore you can moderate the full content. Therefore only allow the tweets through that you choose…

jamie

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Agree that specialist software is the better option although I guess the main benefit to Twitter is it’s free! If you use Twitter however, you have to bank on the fact that a lot of your attendees are using it. I stopped using Twitter ages ago (just don’t have time for more than one social platform) and I don’t know any friends who use it frequently. My feeling is that it’s losing popularity.

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Interesting! What is your social media network of choice?

Facebook, but that’s purely social. I don’t actively promote myself professionally online. When it comes to social media for events, how do you think Twitter stacks up against Facebook?

If you want to keep polling to happen within the event I recommend you use Doopoll. I use it a lot because of it’s multilingual abilities.
If you use Twitter polling the results can be skewed by people not attending your event.

Great suggestion. Thanks Dewi.

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We decided to use doopoll on this occasion. I didnt like Glisser at all!

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Hey Allison, we have always found Glisser to perform very well, in fact we are using it at Event Tech Live this year again for the 4th year in a row.

What did you find that you didn’t like?