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Easily create tiny, embeddable polls with MicroPoll

MicroPoll is a nice, free service for setting up single-question polls that you can easily embed on any website or blog. You give them your email (that's the only scary part, but it's inevitable with a service like this -- and you can always use a disposable account), create your question, quickly set up the possible answers, and you're done. You then get a piece of JavaScript that you can put on...

Facebook users approve new privacy policy

Facebook made a promise earlier this year to listen to user input about any changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, and so far they've followed through. Facebook opened up a comment period on an update to the privacy policy earlier this month, and now the users have spoken and approved the changes. During the process, the Facebook Site Governance fan page doubled its membership,...

Digg's homepage will display trending stories for user voting

How can a Digg story make the front page without making the front page? Digg is about to show you, by placing some highly-active stories on the homepage for 10 minutes at a time before they have enough diggs to be there. By putting these trending stories up front, Digg intends to have a higher volume of users digg or bury them, as a sort of filter to decide what belongs on that coveted...

Glassbooth: it's not too late to choose a candidate

Back in January I wrote about Glassbooth, the web service that helps you choose a Presidential candidate by answering questions about your views on common issues. Any voters who are still undecided may want to use the site as an aid in their decision-making process, especially because there have been some significant updates to Glassbooth since my last post: Additional issue categories (like...

Moralize.us: if YouTube commenters ruled the world ...

Moralize.us is a site with an interesting concept: users post hypothetical scenarios, and other users vote on whether a course of action is right or wrong, according to their own personal moral codes. It's a nice theory, that we can crowdsourcing our tricky moral dilemmas. In practice, though, the responses mostly seem to hover around the level of discourse you might find in the comments on a...

Ameritocracy: fact-checking for the masses

Have you ever heard a public figure make a claim that seems a bit preposterous? In the year of a U.S. presidential election, more people are going to be scrutinizing candidates -- and political bloggers -- and wondering if what they're saying is true, exaggerated, or just completely made up. That's where Ameritocracy comes in. You can add a quote, and Ameritocracy users will rate its accuracy and...

Poll Junkie: quick and easy polls without registration

Poll Junkie is a no-frills web service that lets you create simple polls without having to sign up for an account. All you have to do is give your poll a name, a date on which to stop accepting responses, and then you can configure your questions. The site lets you create four types of questions: multiple choice, yes/no, rating, and ranking. You can have multiple questions on one poll, and you can...

Ubuntu Brainstorm: Vote on the Ubuntu features you'd like to see

What's wrong with Ubuntu? No, that's not a rhetorical question. The developers behind the popular open-source Linux distribution are soliciting feedback using a Digg-like forum called Ubuntu Brainstorm. Anyone can submit an idea, and other users can vote a story up or down. The top suggestions are then showed on the front page of the site, bringing them more attention. The concept is based on...

Glassbooth: which candidate agrees with you?

If you're not sure which presidential candidate deserves your precious vote, spend 5 minutes on Glassbooth to learn which candidate's views most closely relate to yours. Glassbooth uses a two-part process to lead you to voting enlightenment. The first part is a point-assignment exercise where you assign a total of 20 points to specific topics (gun control, abortion, health care, etc.) based on...

Court rules that online vote-swapping is legal

Oh the hands of justice, they move swiftly. Seven years after the 2000 election, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California issued a ruling regarding websites trying to affect the outcome of that contest. If you put on your memory cap, you may recall that vote-swapping was all the rage back in 2000. The idea was that if you lived in a solidly "red" or "blue" state, you could be pretty sure how...

Tcritic launches TDigger

What's better than a blog dedicated entirely to cool t-shirts? Why, a blog dedicated entirely to cool t-shirts that just launched a t-shirt digging site! Tcritic is a slick blog obsessed with t-shirts of all kinds; the more quirky or clever a shirt is, you can be sure Tcritic will find and blog it. But how can we tell which shirts are truly the best? Until now, we've been lost in an ocean of...

MySpace to hold presidential primary

With more registered members than all the people in Mexico, MySpace would be the 11th largest country in the world...that is if it was a country. With stats like that MySpace is a logical place for presidential candidates to look for supporters. Currently candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Rudy Guiliani, and John McCain have their own Myspace pages, and soon they'll have their...

Picli, the Digg of photos

Forget about all the text on Digg, this is all about pretty pictures. Picli is a social image voting gallery. Their system closely resembles your typical Digg / netscape / Reddit social voting system, with a twist, it's for pictures only. This interesting gallery twist to the social voting scene provides a constantly changing image gallery for showcasing creative work. Users sign up for a free...

Social voting with Jyte

Jyte doesn't do much beside providing a little fun during your downtime. It lets users claim something they have to say about friends, family, movies, music, virtually anything, then have other users vote on it. If you want to make a comment on how the commercials at this year's Super Bowl were nothing to write home about, and see how many people agree or disagree with your comment, Jyte lets you...

Do you iPubble?

i-What, i-How's that now, I said, iPubble. What is an iPubble? Like a mis-pronounced iPebble, I guess. Beyond that, iPubble is in the business of helping website operators get the word out while helping you improve your site. Their experts will tell you what you are doing right or wrong with your site, with some good suggestions on how to improve your site. iPubble is a social voting site as...