Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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IM Pollster

Have people answer poll's on AOL Instant Messenger
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How about an Internet Service that gets people (mostly from a young demographic) to give a website their Screenname, so that an IM bot can send them poll questions maybe once a day, and after answering the question they have the chance of winning some kind of prize. This would generate a lot higher percentage of participation than banner ads, (and if limited to once a day would be less annoying). Also the whole system could be easily automated, with currently existing software.
ahat, Feb 29 2004


       that's like spamming yourself crazy-style. IM-bots are only good for one thing --- swearing at.
cardeguy, Feb 29 2004


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