How to Use HackerNoon Polls to Your Advantage 🤔

5 Apr 2024

Hey hackers!

Did you know that HackerNoon runs a weekly poll to gauge reader sentiment on topics of interest? That’s right, every Monday readers are greeted with a new poll curated by a HackerNoon editor on some of the most trending news on the web (plus some general, wacky ones too just for fun!).

Now all that’s great, but what if we told you that there’s a way to go a step further with these polls and truly analyze readers’ sentiment? Let’s look at the current poll running on HackerNoon:

Poll #1 Lesson: How to vote?

This week's poll focuses on the debate over the potential ban of ByteDance’s TikTok in the US over national security concerns. Is it an overreach by the US government or a step in the right direction?

To vote, pick the option that best aligns with your thoughts and compare it with the broader reader population 😎

Poll #2 Lesson: How to check past polls?

Click on the “Poll of the Week” to access a list of all the polls HackerNoon has run in the past.

Now, select a poll that has already closed and analyze the results 🥳

Poll #3 Lesson: How do I access polls' templates?

Let’s look at the “What is your web browser of choice” poll: if you click on the poll, it should show you a prompt that you can use to start analyzing the results right away! Take a look:

Got it?! AWESOME 👏

Here are some of our favorite polls that are definitely worthy of your analysis:

Other News Around The Web

Nvidia GTC

Ah, Nvidia. What can be said about the company that hasn’t been said already after it became the arms dealer of choice for the generative artificial intelligence boom. Well, apparently a lot! The company recently held its annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC, heralding the launch of the Blackwell class of AI chips that are supposed to be better than their Hopper predecessors. But what could these new processors mean for the development of more powerful AI and what does Nvidia’s change in business direction mean for consumers at large? Let us know here!

TikTok’s Future in the US

Should TikTok face a ban in the US? That’s the question we’re asking readers this week as we highlight this important issue. The US House recently passed a bill requiring ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, to divest from the app within 180 days or face prohibition (a ban) in the U.S. However, Senate supporters argue that this is not a ban but rather a transition of ownership to ensure national security. Is this overreaction, and perhaps, an overreach by the US government? Vote in the Poll and share your thoughts here.

Sam Bankman-(never getting)Freed

Looks like Sam Bankman-Fried’s days as a billionaire and crypto entrepreneur are over (not that there was ever a chance he would be able to dazzle in crypto ever again anyway). The once wildly successful owner of crypto exchange FTX learned this past week what financial mismanagement gets you; a quarter of a century in prison. SBF’s sentencing, which he’s going to appeal, apparently also saw a wild increase in the prices of memecoins (we’re talking thousands of %age up). In light of what’s happened, what do you think of the sentencing and how do you feel about cryptocurrencies in 2024?

Optout Writing Contest

HackerNoon’s partnership with Aut Labs is still going strong and we’ve seen some great entries these past few weeks! If you’d like to take a stab at winning thousands of dollars in USDT, simply head on down to our template here and start writing on the #Optout Contest and tell us how YOU are opting out of a system that does not represent you.

Happy writing!