The magic of Opinion Markets
is that everyone has
freedom of expression yet a concise representative group voice
is visible at all times – understood at a glance. No
other group communication system can achieve this.
Invented by BigPulse, Opinion Markets
combine the diversity of a free floating
discussion forum with the precision of a democratic vote. It's
an organic polling process that works without pre-structured
questions or surveys. Opinions are harvested and ranked live,
- Everyone has equal control over the voting agenda
- Everyone can see the group voice at all times
- Everyone can speak at the same time
- Everyone is engaged, the group is connected.
polls harvest opinions directly and
continuously – no waiting to
be asked. The idea transcends the problem of knowing which
questions to ask, when to ask and how to structure them.
can operate as stand alone, permanent or temporary forums. They can also be attached to conventional surveys.
How Opinion Market polls work
are interactive, continuous and
transparent voting forums. A forum is opened with a topic and a list of
alternative concise one line opinions, ideas or issues relevant to the forum topic appear in a leaderboard. Anyone admitted to the forum can add to the voting list with a
"write-in". All voting options compete for votes and are
ranked live by votes for all to see.
People can visit the forum any time and vote again to express
their changing priorities through time. Only the
last vote for each person is counted in the vote tally so there
is no risk of corrupting the forum regardless of how often
In a true Opinion Market
the vote counts are transparent to the whole group like a show of
hands. However, less transparent configurations can be used. For example, vote counts can be visible to the forum administrators only or even anonymous.
See technology features
The BigPulse service is available under a three, six and
12-month subscription. The fee depends on the number of voting
accounts and, in the case of the fully managed service, the
number of forums. The fee formula includes volume
discounts. See our instant fee calculator
electronic brochures and a test vote.