Ask500People is brought to you by the zesty folks at Wondermill, which was inspired by James Surowiecki's 2004 best-selling book "The Wisdom of Crowds." The book's premise is that diverse, decentralized people voting independently are better at predicting future events or trends than individuals, small groups or even domain experts.
Tools exist for surveying groups of independent voters, but they're either slow, expensive or both. Ask500People was built to gather input and opinion data in minutes instead of days, and to create a platform that other applications can integrate.
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Ask500People is a real-time polling service.
Users can submit questions and watch as results arrive from around the world, in real-time. Users can vote on polls and add comments and decide which polls should receive more exposure with a simple points system.
Many users have added voluntary demographic information to their accounts, allowing poll results to be viewed by gender, age, income, education and location. Businesses can pay to receive more votes, faster votes and country-based targeting.