We are living in the era of democracy where everyone has equal rights to share their ideas. To achieve this goal media has played a vital role but this technique gave chance to limited people to present themselves and to take stand for their thoughts. But, now-a-days social media os becoming one of the strongest modes to communicate with all. Microsoft announced Bing Pulse last year. They have recently launched Bing Pulse 2.0 Beta – a step further to come closer to the common man.
What is Bing Pulse
Bing Pulse is an interactive platform which allows the organizers, broadcasters and other organization to enable the conversation and allow their immense real-time viewers to poll or share their feedback.
After the success of the conversations hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative addressed on Fox News, CBS News has also recently adopted Bing Pulse for their event on 50th anniversary of the US civil Rights Act. Thus, Microsoft took an initiative to make Bing Pulse more versatile and flexible with the launch of Bing Pulse 2.0 Beta.
What’s new in Bing Pulse 2.0
- Bing Pulse 2.0 offers an easy-to-use & self-service version of this voting technology to producers, event planners and participants for variable size gathering ranging from 10 to millions of people.
- Participants can now make a well-versed decision about the viewed content by analyzing the thoughts of other people involved in this real-time polling.
- Event organizers, advertisers and broadcasters can engage their audiences more deeply on the second screens and deliver them the best content as per the need by evaluating the sentiments or feedback of their viewers.
- It features an advanced producer dashboard which enables the organizers to easily create, customize and control a Bing Pulse for their event.
- Participants can poll directly from their web-enabled devices.
- You can vote from your web – browser and on a click or tap you can share your ideas (agree or disagree) with the speakers in every 5 seconds.
- For the privacy-protection of the participants the voting is made anonymous.
Who it is for
Bing Pulse 2.0 is designed to deliver benefits to both producers and consumers (or customers) including Live Event Planners; Broadcasters of TV , Radio & more; Schools, Universities & Educational Institutions; Local, National & International Media; Groups, Associations, Organizations, Companies, Charities & Non-Profits; Sporting & Entertainment related events; Hotels & Conference Centers; and Government Agencies, Political Campaigns and Elected Officials.
How to create a Bing Pulse for an Event
- Create an account at Bing Pulse.
- On the dashboard click on the Add New Pulse button to set up a new pulse.
- Now, fill the details for your pulse which include name, date, time, duration, venue, number of participants expected, useful tags, and url creation for the event.
- When done click on Save and then check the green box on your dashboard which shows the message Pulse created successfully.
- You can even manage your Pulse directly from your dashboard.
How to participate in a Bing Pulse
- Go to event page from your device.
- Fill in a few details (like name, education & gender) about you before starting to vote.
- Now, vote in every 5 seconds as per your choice based on what you are listening using the demographics displayed on your page.
Is it free to create a Bing Pulse
All Bing Pulse 2.0 Beta plans are free during the beta phase until 1/31/2015. Apart from this, in general, the Bing Pulse is divided into three plans as mentioned below.
- Silver Pulse costing $200+ value offering 30 Pulse minutes, 2 Poll Questions and unlimited participants & votes.
- Gold Pulse costing $500+ value offering 60 Pulse minutes, 5 Poll Questions and unlimited participants & votes.
- Platinum Pulse costing $1000+ value offering unlimited Pulse minutes, unlimited Poll Questions and unlimited participants & votes.
Click here to start using Bing Pulse 2.0 Beta for your event.