The Huffington Post UK has today launched ‘The Gauge’, a tool that will allow readers to give a simple opinion on one of the biggest stories of the day. The user can simply give an ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ vote, however this can then easily be spread out on to Twitter, using #agree or #disagree and a link back to The Gauge, allowing that person’s followers to weigh in with their opinions.
The app then aggregates Twitter feedback and displays it within the page. Facebook can also be used by the voter to share with their friends and gather the thoughts of their dearly beloveds. The opinions from across the social web are also augmented by the opinions of the bloggers that make up The Huffington Post community.
A clever way to get your content out there
We think this is a smart move that will ultimately help raise awareness of The Huffington Post UK to a wide reaching audience, by using the contrasting user-ships of Facebook and Twitter, they are ensuring a mixed slice of the population can be reached. Of course, this depends on people taking the time to vote and then share. For further details on The Gauge, read their blog post here.
We will certainly be keeping an interested eye on the progress of The Gauge. Is this something you are likely to spend time doing or are you already giving your opinions in too many places?