Show us your dinner, win 15,000 points!

Get ready to channel your inner foodie and show Toluna what’s for dinner in our latest Instagram and Twitter contest: #TolunaDinner2! As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Show us what’s for dinner! Share your favorite recipes, what you’re currently eating, or what you’d like to be eating for dinner
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaDinner2
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna on to be eligible

This contest is Instagram & Twitter Exclusive. You must post your photo between 1 February – 29 February, 2016.

IG Winner _ lady_ratataTW Winner _ luigiali95

And we’re proud to announce the winners of #TolunaHappy! Among the hundreds of beautiful smiles, @lady_ratata was selected from the Instagram entries, and @luigiali95 was selected via Twitter. They will each be receiving 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaDinner! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by 6 March, 2016 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, 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.

Take a selfie, win 15,000 points!

Dear Members,

It’s a new year, and time to appreciate your life. Take a “selfie” with a big smile on your face. We want to see those happy faces for our new Instagram and Twitter contest:  #TolunaHappy. As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Take a selfie with a big smile :D
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaHappy
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna to be eligible

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

And we’re proud to announce the winners of #TolunaParty! Among the hundreds of fun entries, @gillian.tv was selected from the Instagram entries, and @msoriat was selected via Twitter. They will each be receiving 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaHappy! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by 6 February, 2016 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, 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.

Happy Holidays from Toluna

Dear members,

We would like to take a few minutes to thank you each and every one of you for making Toluna such a wonderful community! It was a fun experience to read and reward your content without which this year would not be as memorable.

From all of us here at Toluna to you and your loved ones, we wish you a magnificent holiday season.

The Toluna Team

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Party with us for a chance to win 15,000 points!

Dear Members,

Are you attending a Christmas or holiday party? Are you throwing a your own party? We want to be invited. Take a picture of the party you are throwing or attending, the decor, the people, just make it party related in our new Instagram and Twitter contest:  #TolunaParty. As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Take a picture of the party you are throwing or attending, the decor, the people, just make it party related
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaParty
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna to be eligible

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

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And we’re proud to announce the winners of #TolunaFamily ! Among the hundreds of fun entries, @ssinkid was selected from the Instagram entries, and @brydie_adams  was selected via Twitter. They will each be receiving 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaParty ! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by January 6, 2015 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, 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.

The new Mobile App for Toluna is now available for Android

Dear Members,

We recently announced a revolutionary new way for you to enjoy Toluna on your iPhone.

We are now thrilled to also announce that our Toluna app is available on Google Play for Android devices as well!

As a welcome gift to all our app users, we will be offering a 500 point bonus for every survey that you complete on our app. There is no time to waste, download our app now!

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Here’s a quick reminder of what’s new:

  • The app is now supported in 13 languages ​​(English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Indonesian, Thai, Traditional Chinese and Japanese)
  • Creating content, giving your opinion, and taking surveys is now at the swipe of your thumb
  • You can filter by content type. It has never been easier to find your favorite content.Android Multi-1 
  • Want more surveys? Simply tap on the Surveys button to immediately receive a few more surveys just for you.
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  • See something you want to save for later? Drag it into your pocket in the lower right hand corner and come back to it at a later time.
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  • Not sure how something works? Not to worry, help cards will point you in the right direction.New app-multi3

We hope you enjoy the new mobile app! Feel free to leave any comments you have about the new app on our Toluna Team topic here.

* If you have problems updating the App, just uninstall the old and reinstall the new.

See you soon on the new mobile app or site,

Toluna Team

Share your family with us and enter to win 15,000 points!

Dear Members,

What’s your family like? We want to know! Take a picture of the people you consider your family in our new Instagram and Twitter contest:  #TolunaFamily. As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Take a picture of you and people you consider to be your family
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaFamily
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna to be eligible

This contest is Instagram & Twitter Exclusive. You must post your photo between Nov 1 and Nov 30 to participate.

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And we’re proud to announce the winners of #TolunaMusic ! Among the hundreds of fun entries, @sofie__mic was selected from the Instagram entries, and @crazevy was selected via Twitter. They will each be receiving 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaFamily ! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by December 4, 2015 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, 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.

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.

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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.

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

See you soon,

The Toluna Team

Tutorial – Did you know that you can add images and videos to your content?

Dear Members,

When you create content on Toluna, you also have the option to add an image or a video. This not only allows you to illustrate your ideas but also makes your content more appealing and easier to find on Toluna.

To add an image to your content, simply follow these instructions:
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Step 1 – Go to the “Create” tool, as you would normally do when creating content

Step 2 – Type in your question and click the camera icon on the right

Step 3 – In the pop up window, type a word that describes what you would like to find, then click on SEARCH

Step 4 – Select the image that describes your post in the most relevant way

Step 5 – To finish, click SAVE and the image will automatically be added to your content.

*Quick tip: if you want to add an image save on your computer, simple click on “Upload a file

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To add a video, steps 1 and 2 are the same as for adding an image.

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Step 1 – Go to the “Create” tool, as you would normally do when creating content

Step 2 – Type in your question and click the camera icon on the right

Step 3 – In the pop up window, click on VIDEO

Step 4 – Type a word that describes what you would like to find, then click on SEARCH

Step 5 – Select a video and use the preview window to make sure it corresponds to what you are looking for. If it doesn’t you can always click on “Show more videos” for more options.

Step 6 – Once you have found the best video, click SAVE to add the video to your content.

To post you content, select a category and click on CREATE.

Now that you have mastered how to create and add illustrations to you content, it is time to get started.

Keep in mind that the Toluna Team offers 100, 500 and 1000 points for good quality content on the site.

Happy posting!

Regards,
The Toluna Team

Share your music with us and enter to win 15,000 points!

Hello members,

What are you listening to? We want to know! Take a picture of the album, song, or radio you are listening to, even show us what concert you are attending in our new Instagram and Twitter contest:  #TolunaMusic! As always, there will be two winners who take home 15,000 points each – one selected from Instagram and the other selected from Twitter.

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To enter, simply:

  • Follow @Toluna on Instagram or Twitter, depending on which platform you enter from
  • Take a picture or screenshot of what you are listening to, or snap a shot of some rock stars at a concert
  • Tag your picture with the hashtag #TolunaMusic
  • On both Twitter and Instagram, you must follow @Toluna to be eligible

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

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And we’re proud to announce the winners of #TolunaFriends ! Among the hundreds of fun entries, @beertardelli was selected from the Instagram entries, and @Hellen_JCooper was selected via Twitter. They will each be receiving 15,000 points. Congratulations!

Best of luck to those entering #TolunaMusic ! We look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon on the site, Instagram or Twitter

The Toluna Team

*Promotion Rules: Winners will be selected at random by November 5, 2015 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, 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.

How To Earn Rank Up Bonuses

Hello Members,

As some of you may know, Toluna gives members points bonuses for creating good quality Polls, Topics, Thumbs It, and Battles in the community!

The Toluna Team scours the community for high-quality posts, including a picture or video, no spelling errors and interesting content. If we find yours, and you fall under those qualifications, we will give your content a “rank up” meaning it will appear in the popular stream, and you will also receive points for this. It can be anywhere between 100-1000 points. You will receive a written notification on your wall like the one below letting you know that you received this bonus.

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Here are Toluna Team’s tips for creating content that will get rewarded:

  • Always include a visual: Whether you prefer videos or photos, always include a visual when creating on Toluna. Don’t have a photo or video on hand? No problem, simply click on the video camera or camera to use our built in search tool to choose among thousands of good quality images.Image
  • Check your grammar and spelling: Before posting, take a minute to re-read, even spell-check your post!
  • New themes and topics: Did you read an interesting headline this morning? Is there something you have been wondering about this week? Create a Poll, Topic, Thumb It or Battle and discuss it with the community. Toluna is always on the lookout for timely and relevant conversations in the community.
  • Interact with other members: Have other members been voting and commenting on your Topic? Say “thank you” on their wall or respond to them in the comments to keep the conversation going! When it comes to interesting topics in the community, the more members participating… the merrier!

We hope this helps when you are creating your next Poll, Topic, Thumb It, or Battle on the site or on the mobile app! We look forward to seeing what you create in the community.

See you soon on the site!

The Toluna Team

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