This is the second in our series of blog posts answering your twitter questions from the recent contest.
Our first question comes from Jenny from @jattconsulting more info on them here. (site still under construction)
@Spiderworking How do you run a contest or a poll on facebook?
There are a number of ways of running a poll on Facebook. Which method you use is determined by what sort of results you want. If you are running the poll for research purposes and you want definite answers to your questions I would recommend using one of the applications that has been designed to run on Facebook Pages. Probably the best application currently is “Polls” which is not only the best looking application but it also makes it easy for your fans to see the options.
If however your Poll is just for fun, or designed to create more interaction on your page, using phtographs or the Notes Application can attract more users. One of my favorite Irish Facebook pages Hairy Baby runs polls using Photos on a regular basis. They load a picture or a series of pictures and use the description box to ask the question.
We recently ran a poll on our own page using the notes application and again found it a good way to encourage interaction. Because we weren’t limiting our responses to specific answers we discovered options we hadn’t considered in the original poll.
@EJQ of Eilis J Quinlan & Co. asked:
@Spiderworking. How do you UN -follow someone???
Unfollowing someone is simple.
If you know the username of the twitter user you want to unfollow go to http://www.twitter.com/useryouwanttounfollow – Make sure you are logged into twitter.
On the right hand side of their page you will see a cog symbol:
Choose “unfollow” from the drop down menu.
We’ll be answering more of your Twitter questions next week.
If you like cool social media tools don’t forget to become a fan of Spiderworking.com on Facebook where every Monday we showcase one of our favourite apps.