Have you noticed all the entrainment polls that are cropping up lately? Maybe you have seen them on social media sites where people vote on hot celebrities. Maybe your friend has created one and sent it to you. Maybe you have noticed them on your favorite entertainment blogs. But they are everywhere and they are an unsung form of social media.
Polls aren’t typically thought of as social media, especially not entertainment polls, but they definitely are. Social media is about letting users share their own voice to whoever they want. A poll is a great thing to share, even if it just means casting a vote for a few simple options. Whenever we cast a vote we are making a statement, whether it is for president or a favorite band.
Moreover, entertainment polls often have the same social media functions we are used to. They are easy shared with others, and doing so allows us to talk about our opinion. When a user puts their answer to a poll on their favorite book as a status message they are not just encouraging others to vote on the poll–they are inviting people to discuss their own choice.
Additionally, many come with comments enabled. That means when you vote on entertainment polls you can comment directly, allowing others to know what you think about the media or celebrity in question, or even if you thought it was an unfair poll. Comments are another way to voice an opinion. Combined with polling, that’s twice as much power for a person’s viewpoint than a normal site.