The Urtak Roundup
Keeping up with the growing Urtak ecosystem…
Urtak changing the world already?
In 2009, the UN launched CensusInfo, a unique software tool to help countries disseminate census data on the web. The UN’s 2010 World Population and Housing Programme seeks to provide information on how to improve census taking so governments can make effective development decisions. Recently, they used Urtak to collect feedback on CensusInfo.
Mashable knows Urtak!
During the iPhone 5 pre-launch madness they asked their audience what they would give to be first in line. The engagement results were very clear: Urtak 8,567 responses – Comments 24. And apparently more people were willing to give up a night of sleep instead of Google Maps.
Is Obama winning?
Does Romney still have a chance? With the U.S. presidential race heading into the final month of the election, American Conversation co-hosts Dan Patterson and Marc Lizoain discussed the current state of the campaign, their take on opinion polls and whether we should trust them.
Democracy in Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma, spoke at the World Leadership Forum at Columbia University. The Columbia Spectator asked their readers questions about the event and gauged the approval of their President Lee Bollinger who introduced Aung San Suu Kyi. 90% who took this poll approve of his performance as president!
55 Questions – 55,000 Responses
Student unions in Quebec went on strike and won a major battle against their local government over tuition hikes. With rising student debt becoming more pertinent every day, Urtak Founder Marc Lizoain took to Opinion.is to start a conversation about whether a university education should be universal.