Toluna.com Essentials: Notifications

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to for our millions of members to express their opinions. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your experience with Toluna.

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When logging into Toluna.com, you will see the homepage screen above. If you go up to the top, you’ll see an icon that looks like a globe, and in this case it has the number “6” in orange. These are notifications. Our notifications will tell you when someone has written on your wall, when you qualify for a new survey, and also announcements like new reward offerings, and new contests. Be sure to check this every time you are on the site to keep up with the latest news and announcements so that you don’t miss out on major opportunities to win points!

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You can also stay up-to-date with blog posts and announcements in our “Latest News” section.

Have questions or feedback for our Toluna Essentials Series? Leave a message on our wall.

Best,

Toluna Team

Win 15,000 points in our new Instagram Contest: Toluna Best Friends

Hello members,

Grab your best friend; they could help you win 15,000 points in our new Instagram Contest #TolunaBFF!

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Entering is simple, all you need to do is:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram
  • Post a picture of you and your best friend. If you have already posted the photo on Instagram, you must re-post the photo
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaBFF
  • Are you on Twitter? Follow @Toluna on Twitter and tweet us your entry tagged with the same hashtag and you could be our Twitter winner!

 

Remember, two winners will be selected – one from Twitter, and one from Instagram

This contest is Instagram & Twitter Exclusive. You must post your photo between October 1 and October 31 to participate.

And we’re proud to announce the September Instagram contest winners of #TolunaBTS:  cuhadarsinan from the Instagram entries, and StevenRerani who entered via Twitter. They will each be winning 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Instagram Winner

instagram winner

Twitter Winner

twitter winner

Good luck to all of the participants!

See you soon,

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by November 3 2014 at 5pm EST and must follow directions of the contest. The member must have a Toluna.com account or be willing to create an account to receive the points.  Points will be awarded to winners within 5 days after the contest has ended and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts.  The winner will be notified on their Instagram or Twitter entry that they have won. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above

October Fall Content Contest

Hello members,

It’s a new month and time for a new contest! During the month of October, we’re challenging you to create the most popular poll or topic in the community about the fall season. Share your thoughts about autumn, the changing season or upcoming holidays and be entered to win up to 5,500 points!*

October Content Contest

To participate:

  • Create a poll or topic during the month of October about the fall season
  • Your content’s title must begin with the phrase “Fall Things:…” in order to be officially entered
  • You must include at least one image relevant to your content’s theme
  • Promote your content! Get your friends on Toluna to vote for you by October 31st!

Now that you know the rules, it’s time to create your poll or topic. We will award you a 500 point content bonus for entering, and the 3 members with the most popular posts will each receive a 5,000 point bonus!

Good luck,
The Toluna Team

 

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one topic OR poll created per person. The content’s title must begin with “Fall Things” to be officially entered, contain at least one relevant image, and must be created no later than October 31, 2014. Members can win up to 5,500 points. A 500 point content bonus will be awarded to each member who participates, and 5,000 bonus points will be awarded to the 3 members with the most votes/responses to their content.  Bonus points will be awarded to winners by 5PM EST, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Posts must not contain any language or image that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above. Violation of these rules, and/or the Toluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

New Halloween Gifties!

Greetings members,

October is coming up fast, and with it Halloween! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we’ve picked out some festive Halloween Gifties, plus a few more fall goodies that will be available in your Rewards Center until October 31st!

Here’s a preview of what you can find in the Rewards Center beginning October 1st:

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Also, it’s time to update the catalog again, so below is a selection of Gifties which we will be retiring on October 10th. Be sure to visit the Rewards Center for your last chance to win one of these exciting items!Expire 10-14Good luck!
The Toluna Team

September Trivia Contest Week 3 & 4 Results

Hello members,

Sept Trivia Contest W2

Wow! Thank you to everyone that participated in Week 3 and Week 4 of our September Trivia Contest. Over the past two weeks, we posted a new question each day for you to answer. We received an overwhelming response, with more than 300 participants daily.

Here are the answers to the questions:

Week 3

  1. Columbus sailed on his second voyage to American on September ___, ____. September 25, 1493
  2. What rural English tradition will take place on Sept 18th, where contestants compete to make the ugliest face? Gurning
  3. What famous movie premiered on September 26, 1975? Rocky Horror Picture Show
  4. The Beatles released their famous album “_____” on September 26, 1969. “Abbey Road”
  5. Chocolate Day is celebrated on which day in September? 13th

Week 4

  1. Which planet was discovered on September 23, 1846? Neptune
  2. What English Romantic poet wrote the poem “To Autumn”, which describes the season as a time of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ but also evokes a sense of melancholy? John Keats
  3. What region in the US is a popular “leaf peeping” tourist destination? New England
  4. What is the name of the popular harvest festival celebrated in China close to the autumnal equinox? Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival
  5. In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins in September. When does it begin in the Southern Hemisphere? March

We will be rewarding the Week 4 Bonuses by the end of the day today. Thank you to everyone who participated. We can’t wait to offer this contest to you again in the near future.

The Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Sept 25, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate hbjo1963 on being our featured Member of the Week! Click on the username to participate in all of her interesting topics like the ones below

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Thanks hbjo1963  for creating great content, and sharing your interests with the community!

Good luck to everyone on being next week’s winner!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

How does it work? 
Every day the Toluna Team awards Content Bonus points to members for posting high quality polls, topics, battles and thumb-its. Each Thursday, we will tally those bonuses for the week, and the member with the most Content Bonuses will be awarded an additional 5,000 points for their great contributions to the site, and will be named our Member of the Week. Find out more here.

Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

Congratulations to our Laptop Sweepstakes winners!

Hello members,

We have some exciting news: three winners will be taking home a new laptop from the Laptop Quarterly Sweepstakes! We offered each winner their choice between a Macbook Air, or a Dell XPS laptop, and all three winners selected the Macbook Air 11”.

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Visit their profiles and congratulate them on their new Macbooks:

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Don’t forget to enter our current Quarterly Sweepstakes, in which you could win an iPhone 6 Plus! Visit your Rewards Center to purchase tickets.

See you soon on the site,

The Toluna Team

Toluna.com Essentials: How to Create a Battle

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to create their own content and get feedback from our millions of members. Our content creation platform offers our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your content at Toluna.

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The fourth in our series is the “Battle” option. What is a battle? A battle lets you post two images or videos side-by-side allowing you to let the community decide which one they prefer.  It could be a two brands, two videos, rivals, anything!

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Adding photos or videos to a battle is quite simple. Just click the camera icon, or video camera icon and upload your own photos, or use our search tool. *Quick Tip* Battles must include a picture or video to work. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points if you create a quality battle.

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By clicking the “Advanced” options button, the picture above will drop down. Our advanced options allow you to choose the timeframe you would like to keep your battle open (1 month, 3 months or 6 months, or Forever). Your battle will close automatically after 6 months if you do not choose an option.

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Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content and give you plenty of options in the category bar. Scroll over the icons to see which each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your battle, you can always click the wine glass representing “lifestyle.”

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Once your battle is launched, you can view the results by going to your profile, scrolling down to “Your Content”. Please note that you must vote on your own battle before you can review the results. Click on your content and on the button that says “results.” A menu like the one above will appear. You can share your results with friends on various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, email, and your blog.

Please give us your feedback on this battle.

Best,

Toluna Team

Member of the Week – Sept 18, 2014

Hello Members,

MOTW

This week, please help us to congratulate SultryGamer on being our featured Member of the Week! Click on the username to participate in all of her interesting topics like the ones below

mow

Thanks SultryGamer for creating great content, and sharing your interests with the community!

Good luck to everyone on being next week’s winner!

See you soon,
The Toluna Team

How does it work? 
Every day the Toluna Team awards Content Bonus points to members for posting high quality polls, topics, battles and thumb-its. Each Thursday, we will tally those bonuses for the week, and the member with the most Content Bonuses will be awarded an additional 5,000 points for their great contributions to the site, and will be named our Member of the Week. Find out more here.

Wondering how you can receive a content bonus? Check out our blog post with tips on how you can create top quality content here!

Toluna.com Essentials: How to Create a Thumb-It

The Toluna community offers our members a chance to create their own content and get feedback from our millions of members. Our content creation platform offers our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles. In our series of “Toluna Essentials” we’ll go over all the techniques you can use to get the most out of your content at Toluna.

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The third in our series is the “Thumb It” option. What is a thumb it? A thumb it allows your to post an image or video and let the community decide, via thumbs up or thumbs down, whether they like or dislike what you have presented. It could be a celebrity, a piece of art, a song, anything!

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Adding photos or videos to the entire thumb it is quite simple. Just click the camera icon, or video camera icon and upload your own photos, or use our search tool. *Quick Tip* Thumb-its must include a picture or video to work. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points if you create a quality thumb.

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By clicking the “Advanced” options button, the picture above will drop down. Our advanced options allow you to choose the timeframe you would like to keep your thumb it open (1 month, 3 months or 6 months, or Forever). Your thumb it will close automatically after 6 months if you do not choose an option.

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Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content and give you plenty of options in the category bar. Scroll over the icons to see which each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your thumb it, you can always click the wine glass representing “lifestyle.”

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Once your thumb it is launched, you can view the results by going to your profile, scrolling down to “Your Content”. Please note that you must vote on your own thumb it before you can review the results. Click on your content and on the button that says “results.” A menu like the one above will appear. You can share your results with friends on various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, email, and your blog.

Please give us your feedback on THIS THUMB.

Best,

Toluna Team

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