Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Will Hagle
Zample+me me allows users to ask and answer polls in the form of yes or no questions on any topic of their choosing, and also offers the ability to track the user-driven results of those questions.
Zample+me is a platform for users to ask the world a question about anything, as long as it can be answered with “yes” or “no.” When you get to the site, you’re immediately presented with a randomized question, like “Is Android better than iOS?” Questions like those often appear immediately before or after more politically relevant questions such as “Should marijuana be legalized?” If you’re curious, 52% of 254 voters believe Android is better than iOS, and 60% of 90 users believe marijuana should be legalized. After responding yes or no to a question, the percentage of people that either agreed or disagreed with you is displayed. You can then scroll through more specific demographics, such as the amount of males vs. females that answered one way or the other, or the locations where people voted more strongly for yes vs. no. Overall, France, for instance, believes that “Twitter is better than Facebook.” The United States and Russia believe the opposite. The site also lists the exact number of users that has responded to the question, so you know what kind of sample size you’re working with.
Because anyone can ask a question that anyone can answer, Zample+me has the potential to be utilized by people seeking a fun activity as well as those seeking trackable results to an important question. Too often surveys are limited by a small or otherwise biased sample size that doesn’t necessarily give accurate information. Zample+me continually pushes users questions, and the juxtaposition of lighter and more serious questions keeps things interesting while also serving a social importance. Also, because the site keeps user’s private information anonymous, there’s no pressure for users to feel as if they need to answer in a certain way. While the data of a question’s results is interesting to sift through, it’s limited to gender and location, and is otherwise unidentifiable. This anonymity likely makes users more honest, and also keeps things light and fun. After you’re finished looking through a question’s results, you’re given the option to share the question and its results on social media platforms, save it as an infographic, embed it or export it. After choosing (or not choosing) from this unusually expansive list of options, you can move on to the next question. Due to the site’s simplistic layout over changing, colorful backgrounds and its entertaining and interesting questions, answering questions and clicking through the results can be addicting.