The Rising Popularity of Twitter Polls

News 02:07 July 2018:

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In the recent past, twitter polls have really grown in popularity. This is not a very shocking phenomenon considering the fact that social media has literally taken over all aspects of our lives. Social media has become the way we communicate, the way we do business, the way we get news just to mention but a few things. In a nutshell, social media is no longer just a way to communicate and keep in touch with friends and family members that are far away from us.

Twitter is one of the social media platforms that havebecome really popular in the recent past. As a matter of fact, it is listed under the ‘big four’ of socialmedia with the other three being Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. The following that twitterenjoys today is very huge. The number of active users on the platform at any one time runs into the millions. It has actually become on of the biggest sources of information in the world today. It is where media houses update their audience on the latest happenings from, it is where companies make major announcements from, and it is where government officials put out important statements from just to mention a few examples.

The one fact that stands out here is that twitter is receiving great recognition as a great source of information. This could be one of the factors attributed to the recent popularity of the twitter polls. These polls are usually used to collect information on various topics. Thy work very simply; the person looking for the information uses their account to set up the poll. The poll basically consists of a question and a few multiple choice questions on which the other twitter users can vote. Once the poll has been set up, the other twitter users simply select the multiple choices that they deem to be the best answer. The selected answers are automatically polled on the platform and ranked using percentages.

The twitter polls are not only being used to get important and crucial pieces of information; they are also being used informally to basically engage followers. They do not simply act as a source of information but also as a form of engagement. For example, a good number of media houses today are known to use twitter polls to keep their audiences engaged throughout the show.  This actually works as a double edged sword. The media houses can both get information on certain topics and also work to keep their audiences engaged and ensure that they do not lose their attention.

It can arguably be said that these polls are fast rising in popularity because of the fact that thy havebecome an easier, more convenient and cheaper source ofinformation. There is also the fact that they have become a very cost effective way of very many parties to keep audiences engaged on twitter. The polls have also been known to work very well to increase visibility due to the large number of users participating in the polls.