I am intrigued by what people actually think and do (when not judged – if the “real” truth be known).
Reading blogs is a great way to catch a glimpse of people’s truth – it”s what makes blogs great.
But, most do not create an online blog and share their most honest, intimate truths; even us who do, we are not totally anonymous and have boundaries. I doubt there’s any blogger on earth that shares every single truth – is 100% “honest.” Let’s face it, the most open and honest among us are constrained by what society and culture will tolerate – let alone our friends and families if they happen upon our blogs.
I have created an anonymous poll site in search of true answers and honest statistics regarding some of the more sensitive topics and aspects of our lives. The site is NaughtyPolls.com and I originally introduced the project on this blog post.
If you are curious about people’s true opinions and the actual reality of people’s lives, I ask you to enjoy NaughtyPolls.com – AND – help in the effort to get the site off the ground. What will make it interesting and attract visitors is poll results – but, to get this going, we need to get some answers submitted – chicken or the egg sort of thing. I could kick start the site by injecting a bunch of fake answers and participation stats – like most every other poll-type site does – but that would defeat the purpose.
A lot of thought and development time has been invested in how to fashion this project in a way that we’d get real, honest, true results. When you check out the site- you will see there aren’t 1000s of respondents (fake data) nor any advertisements.
You will notice on most poll sites (which are boring anyway because they don’t dare to get naughty).. there are advertisers. Also, you will notice that they ask you identifying information before you start participating – this is so they can correlate your answers with their advertisements, or sell your id info along with correlated answers to businesses etc.
Naughtypolls.com does not have this model. Hell yea It would be great (miraculous god send) if I ever made money on the site, BUT, if that were to happen it would not involve infringing on privacy. How do you know? Naughtypolls.com does not ask for your email, your name, or any other personally identifying information. The site does use IP address as a means to this end – as an alternative to collecting email or other identifying info – yet keep track of what polls people have answered and to prevent duplicate answers – and remember people’s gender (poll results are tabulated by gender).
So, if you too are interested in knowing what people really think and do – and want to discover the true answers to questions society frowns upon us asking – let alone answering, I welcome you to visit naughtypolls.com and answer some polls.
Thank you all for helping me get this idea off the ground. I welcome any suggestions you might have regarding the website or questions you wish to see added.