Got this short message from my buddy, Andy:
You can review Quibblo.com via ReviewMe if you want...$5
Since I would have written it anyways, and Andy would have probably bought me a beer on Thursday when we play indoor soccer in the old man's league, here goes...
I am going to share a little of the back story. Cause I know I can. And because some readers might find this interesting. Pangea is founded by Seth Lieberman. Seth and his brother started focalex. Focalex was sold to Intermix right before Intermix sold itself (and myspace) to News Corporation. In other words, Seth knows what he's doin. He's been there.
Andy worked with Seth at Focalex and then left for a little while and worked somewhere else. Then, Seth recruited Andy over. These guys know how to make money online. And with quibblo, they are creating a cool and fun web based service. I expect great things from them. You should probably pay attention.
So, the Quibblo review: it's very cool. I've already given feedback during the beta phase, so they got my earlier criticisms about making it easier to blog something afterwards. They've fixed that. You can embed polls in your site and let your visitors take the poll without leaving your site. The site keeps track of all of the polls you've taken and creates a public page so others can see too.
A few weeks ago, I sent out a newsletter and asked everyone:
Unfortunately, I screwed up the link in the newsletter. What's cool, though, is that 7 other people found the poll presumably from navigating quibblo and they took it. Based on what Seth and Andy did in previous companies, I know that they have the knowledge and connections to drive traffic profitably. So, I imagine that Quibblo will become a cool place to do some informal market research.
What's also different about quibblo is that they make it real easy to create different types of polls: polls (one question), surveys (two or more questions), quizzes (right and wrong answers), and categories (you are a "blank" based on your answers). The site also has the typical web 2.0 features like profiles, tags, searching.
What I'd like to see:
- With surveys, it'd be cool to be able to add different types of questions such as text boxes and dates.
- Be able to let poll takers add their own options to polls. So, the answers adapt over time and the poll doesn't die.
- Answers plotted as a function of time so that trends could be seen over time. For example, Britney Spears wouldn't be the hottest pop idol right now. But, it'd be interesting to see when she peaked and everyone wanted to meet her.
- An API so that polls can be integrated into other websites and apps like say, event websites to collect opinions from attendees or be used by third parties to help build demographic profiles of users or subscribers.
That's it for now. Cool site. Check it out.