Poll Everywhere, a Y Combinator company that launched last Fall, is a service that allows presenters to sidestep these obstacles by taking polls with mobile phones. Instead of using a proprietary device, users simply send a SMS message to a specified number. This data can then be displayed on a dynamic PowerPoint slide, allowing users to watch the results change on the fly.
I just tried and it works in Singapore! Wicked stuff! 😀
TEENAGERS here are not surprised at the trends shown by the Sulake survey but some admit that the preferences for SMS and virtual communication can be unhealthy.
The global survey – which polled 58,486 youths aged between 11 and 18, in 31 countries worldwide – revealed that fewer Singapore teenagers prefer face-to-face communication with their friends compared with their counterparts in the rest of the world. Instead, more of them like to “talk” to their friends through SMS or instant messaging…
Ironically most government schools in Singapore ban pupils from using handphones in school. Are schools missing out a valuable learning tool? Or, are schools doing the right thing since ‘preferences for SMS and virtual communication can be unhealthy’?