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Tutorial – How to create content on Toluna

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 allows our members to create Polls, Topics, Thumb Its and Battles by clicking on the content type you would like to create.

You can earn 100, 500 or 1000 points for each piece of content you create.

Once you have mastered how to create content, click here to learn how you can earn points for your creations.

Content GIF

To create content, simply follow one of these 2 steps:

  • Simply click on the createbutton on the top right corner of the page… or
  • On the homepage, click in the “Ask something” section to open the create widget and start creating Ask something

What is the definition of each content type?

A Poll is a single question with multiple options.

  • Do you think global warming is a short term threat or a long term threat?
    • Short term threat
    • Long term threat
    • Both short and long term threats
    • Neither – not a threat to mankind
    • Not sure

A Topic is an open debate where users share their opinion to create an open discussion.

Topics are generally made by asking a question in the subject line and then adding a few more words of explanation or follow up questions in the “your own opinion” section.

  • Your question: Are social media sites bringing people closer together, or are they poor substitutes for real life relationships?
  • Your opinion: I think social media sites bring people closer together if it’s also accompanied by social outings and real contact. What do you think?

Battle allows you to compare 2 items so the community can help you chose. Compare 2 images or videos and find out with one the community  prefers.

  • DVDs or online streaming?

Create a Thumb it, if you want to know how the community feels about a specific item or subject, simply add an image or a video and see what they say.

  • Smoothie based diets?

Don’t forget to add images and videos to your content to make them more appealing.

To add an image or a video simply click the camera icon, or video camera iconcamera iconand upload your own photos, or use our search tool. Click here for a complete tutorial on how to add images/videos.

*Quick Tip* Content that include a photo or video tend to be more interesting to members than ones that do not include this feature. In fact, our Toluna Team members may even send you some bonus points.

Adding a category

Toluna requires that you choose a category for your content. Scroll over the icons to see what each icon represents. If you are not sure where to categorize your content, you can always click the globe representing “other.”

Where can I find the content I created?

Once your topic, poll, thumb it or battle is launched, you can keep an eye on the results by going to your profile page, or by going to your “Content page” in the dropdown menu under your profile picture.

My Content

Thanks for reading a bit about Toluna, and we look forward to bringing you more information in the future.

You have more questions you would like to know the answers to? Feel free to leave them here.

Best,

The Toluna Team

Daily Theme Contest – September 16, 2015 (48 hours only)

SEPT 16 fall food

As summer comes to a close (gasp! say it isn’t so!!!) we should discuss the change of seasons, and the new recipes and delicious fruits and vegetables that come along with it.

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “FALL FOOD

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.

*This contest will be open until Friday September 18, 2015 at 3pm EST. 

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within 24 hours of the topic posted. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 24-48 hours after contest close. Posts must not contain any language 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.

Fall Battle Contest – Earn up to 5,500 points!

Hello members,

Head to your battle stations for another Battle contest!  Between September 15th and 30th, you could win up to 5,500 points for creating the most popular Toluna Battle about autumn!

Fall Battle Contest

To participate:*

  1. Create a battle between September 15th and 30th, about 2 autumn themed things
  2. Your title must begin with “Fall Battle”
  3. Include a relevant image of each item
  4. Promote yourself! Get your friends to vote on your battle

Participants will receive 500 points for entering, and the members with the 3 most popular battles will receive an additional 5,000 points!

Good luck, and have fun!

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one battle created per person. The battle’s title must begin with “Fall Battle” to be officially entered, contain 2 relevant images, and must be created no later than September 30, 2015. Members can win up to 5,500 points. A 500 point bonus will be awarded to each member who participates via rank-up or external credit, 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, October 7, 2015, and will be uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Points will NOT be awarded for polls, topics or thumbs submitted, this contest is exclusive to battles. 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.

Member of the Week – July 30, 2015

Hello Members,

MOTW

Congrats to our member of the week van84 ! Click on the username to participate in all of this member’s fun and interesting content like this battle below:

mow

Thanks van84 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!

Daily Theme Contest – June 17, 2015 (24 hours only)

Hello Members,

jUNE 17 SUMMER ACTIVITY

Today we’re celebrating one of the best parts about summer. Anything goes, but if you need inspiration, just dive into your summer recipe book. Be creative, and you’ll be rewarded!

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “SUMMER ACTIVITY

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a bonus on your content for 1000 points.

*This contest will be open until Thursday June 18 at 3pm EST. 

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within 24 hours of the topic posted. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 24-48 hours after contest close. Posts must not contain any language 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.

Member of the Week – April 22, 2015

Hello Members,

MOTW

Congrats to our member of the week lizchris! Click on the username to participate in all of this member’s fun and interesting content like this poll below:

mow

Thanks lizchris 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!

Daily Theme Contest – April 1, 2015

Hello Members,

APRIL 1 april fools day

Today we’re celebrating April Fool’s Day! Create a piece of content that celebrates April Fool’s Day, whether it’s a joke, or a story about a prank, let us know! Be creative, and you’ll be rewarded!

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a poll, battle, topic, or thumb it with the title “APRIL FOOL’S DAY”

– You must include a photo or video in your content

– You will receive a rank up bonus on your content for 1000 points.

See you soon,

Toluna Team

*Promotion rules: Limit one content piece created per person. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within 24 hours of the topic posted. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners within 24-48 hours. Posts must not contain any language 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.

Let the Games Begin! Earn 500 points each week this March. (Week 4)

Hello members,

This month, we’re presenting the community with a weekly battle contest.  Each week we will post the theme for your battle, and in exchange you will earn 500 points. This contest will last all month, 4 themes in total, which means you can earn up to 2,000 points!

battle contest week 4

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a battle with the title “MUSIC”; compare 2 artists, genres, decades, songs, etc.

– You must include photos or video in your content

– Receive 500 points!

Login to your account today and start your battle! This is your last week so make it count!

Best of luck,

Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one battle created per person/per theme. Your battle’s title must begin with the weekly theme to be officially entered, contain an image or video, and must be created within 1 week of the blog posting. 500 points will be awarded to participants by April 8, 2015 and will be rewarded via rank up or uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Members can earn no more than 2,000 points with this contest. 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 theToluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

Have fun,
The Toluna Team

Let the Games Begin! Earn 500 points each week this March. (Week 2)

Hello members,

This month, we’re presenting the community with a weekly battle contest.  Each week we will post the theme for your battle, and in exchange you will earn 500 points. This contest will last all month, 4 themes in total, which means you can earn up to 2,000 points!

battel contest week 2

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a battle with the title “CLOTHING”; compare 2 clothing stores, types of clothing etc, of your choice

– You must include photos or video in your content

– Receive 500 points!

Login to your account today and start your battle! Stayed tuned next Monday for the next theme.

Best of luck,

Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one battle created per person/per theme. Your battle’s title must begin with the weekly theme to be officially entered, contain an image or video, and must be created within 1 week of the blog posting. 500 points will be awarded to participants by April 8, 2015 and will be rewarded via rank up or uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Members can earn no more than 2,000 points with this contest. 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 theToluna Member Code of Conduct may result in the closure of your Toluna account.

Have fun,
The Toluna Team

Let the Games Begin! Earn 500 points each week this March.

Hello members,

This month, we’re presenting the community with a weekly battle contest.  Each week we will post the theme for your battle, and in exchange you will earn 500 points. This contest will last all month, 4 themes in total, which means you can earn up to 2,000 points!

battle contest week 1

Here’s how this will work:

– Create a battle with the title “Destinations”; compare 2 destinations of your choice

– You must include photos or video in your content

– Receive 500 points!

Login to your account today and start your battle! Stayed tuned next Monday for the next theme.

Best of luck,

Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Open to US and Canada only. Limit one battle created per person/per theme. Your battle’s title must begin with the weekly theme to be officially entered, contain an image or video, and must be created within 1 week of the blog posting. 500 points will be awarded to participants by April 8, 2015 and will be rewarded via rank up or uploaded directly to user’s accounts. Members can earn no more than 2,000 points with this contest. 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.

Have fun,
The Toluna Team