Saturday, March 30, 2013

Privacy on the internet

We all know that websites like Google and Facebook sell your personal information to advertisers, and sites like Spokeo make that information searchable to anyone and everyone on the internet. Scary, right? This leaves us all wondering which websites actually value the privacy of your information, more than their own bottom line.

That's why we designed votetrends to be anonymous from the ground up. All you need to register for votetrends is a valid email address. That's it! From there, every poll you write, and every vote you make, is completely anonymous. We believe this frees our users up to answer questions with complete honesty. We want to know your true opinions, and that wouldn't be possible if your privacy weren't our top priority.

So when you register for votetrends, and every time you vote, know that your anonymity is protected.

Thanks for reading, and happy voting!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tax Season is Here!

The deadline to file your taxes is fast approaching, and many people are scrambling to find the time to get them done. Have you filed yet? Or are you amongst the majority of people who file at the last possible second? A few polls have appeared on votetrends on this subject. Which category do you fall under? What is your opinion?
 
2012 federal and state taxes are due on April 15th. When do you expect to file?

How will you prepare & file your 2013 taxes?

Celebrities are notorious for owing back-taxes to the US government. What do you think is the primary reason?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Online poll reveals that Saturdays are the 'favourite day of the week'

Happy weekend all!

An engaged online poll created by one of our users on www.votetrends.com reveals that Saturday is picked as the favourite day of the week. Poll votes for Saturday ranked higher than our beloved TGI Friday's.

Wikipedia describes Saturdays as:

The day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday. Saturday is the seventh and therefore last day of the week according to many commonly used calendars, but it is the second-to-last (sixth) day of the week according to ISO 8601. Its Latin name dies Saturni ("Saturn's Day") entered into Old English as Saeternesdaeg. Saturday was named no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day according to Vettius Valens. Prior to that, the old English name was sunnanæfen ("sun"+"eve").

In honor of this astute observation, we thought that we would celebrate the joys of Saturdays for all the weekend-warriors out there! Here's a list of things that we love so much that refer to this first holiday of the week:

votetrends online poll reveals that saturdays are favourite day of the week
SNL: A Saturday night fan-favorite

1. Saturday Night Live: Sketch comedy at it's best, with a star-studded comedic cast that only comes out to play LIVE FROM NEW YORK, on Saturday Nights!

2. Saturday Night Fever: What's not to love with John Travolta showing off his hand-pointing skills while looking so good in a tight white suit and cowboy boots? Saturday Night Fever delivers some solid entertainment for any Saturday Night of the year.

3. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic: Created by Zach Weiner, SMBC is worth checking out if you're in need of some good laughs that go beyond the Saturday morning paper.

4. Saturday Sabbath: Jewish people view Saturday as a day of rest.

5. The Saturday Evening Post: A great way to spend your Saturday evenings.

6. Saturday (Fall Out Boy song): It's from the album 'Take This to Your Grave'.

7. Saturday (Kids in Glass Houses song): It's from the album Smart Casual.

8. The Saturdays are a female pop group.

9. The Elton John song Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting.

So, what's YOUR favourite day of the week, and why? Vote and comment using the link below!

What is your favorite day of the month?

- Niral

Saturday, March 16, 2013

votetrends can do polls for individuals, corporations and non-profits alike

Lately, a lot of people have been asking us if votetrends can run private online polls for organizations, non-profits and/or other agencies. The answer is, yes, we totally can!

votetrends can run online polls for organizations and non-profits

Recently, I spoke on a webinar alongside Sucharita Mulpuru from Forrester Research on the new era of pricing transparency and how retailers such as Macy's and Sears are battling it out with the likes of online guys such as Amazon and Ebay. votetrends was featured on the webinar, with some compelling user-generated data that was relevant to both retailers and consumers alike. We love doing stuff like this for non-profits, corporations, media agencies, and even the Government! We feel that, as an online polling and opinion trends tracking website that is user-based, we truly represent the voice of the individual.

Click below to view a recording of the talk. Hope you enjoy, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or ideas to help serve the community better!

Reinvent your pricing webinar - featuring votetrends

- Niral

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Papal Conclave in the news

Today is Day 1 of the Papal Conclave, when the College of Cardinals gathers in the Sistine Chapel to elect a new Pope. In honor of the event, several new questions have "Poped" up about who will lead the Catholic church in 2013 and beyond. What do you think?

Do you think the next pope will be from the US?

When do you think the Catholic church will appoint the first black pope?

Wacky Polls Pt.1


We've recently noticed some intriguing online polls from our users on www.votetrends.com. Here are 5 of most interesting polls created on votetrends in the past month. You'll want to check these out; the voting options are even better. Let’s see how the vote trends turn out!


Click on poll questions to view online poll results:

5. Have you ever been "catfished"?

4. If you're a man, when you shave your face, do you keep the water running the whole time?

3. Would you wear socks with flip flops?

2. Would putting a bit of Baileys in my pancake mix be a good idea?

And the wackiest online poll question goes to... *drum roll*...

1.Which is your favorite mystical character?

Happy week everyone! Keep creating polls and voting!

- Niral

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hugo Chavez in the news


One of the most striking images this blog contributor has ever seen.
Here is what our users think about Chavez's passing away.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Create your own polls

One of our favorite things about votetrends is that you, our users, create the polls that appear on the site. We want votetrends to be an honest, anonymous, and accurate reflection of the issues that you value (or are simply curious about!). We're the only site that wants to know if you'd ever buy the new Pizza Hut perfume (http://www.votetrends.com/polls/428/share), or if you're still keeping up with your New Year's resolution (http://www.votetrends.com/polls/499/share). So add your own poll, and let the voting begin!