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Can You Be Swayed?

Swayable may be a fairly new website, but its traffic is already growing by leaps and bounds. It’s quite addictive to sit and click a button, choosing the fate of one thing or person over another. Think the bunny is cuter than the horse? Sway it. Sure that Ballmer is better than Jobs? Sway him, too. There are hundreds of categories to choose from, along with a never-ending stream of new Sways to judge.

There’s some measure of perverse thrill sent through our brains each time we click that little voting button. Whether you’re being mean and picking the worst pics to “win” or being honest in your selections, site stats show that many users are becoming addicted to this site.

Swayable makes it easy to share things when you’re on the go. Take pictures of two different things with your iOS device (Android isn’t available – yet!), come up with a caption or question and click a button to send it all through SMS, email and the Swayable site.

This application isn’t just for fun, y’all. You can use it to quickly get opinions from friends and family prior to making a large purchase, renting a new home or even just choosing which outfit to wear out on the town. We tend to be our own worst critics, and that can make it tough to always make the right decision. Crowdsourcing answers is always one of the best ways to get things done, and Swayable makes that a snap. Life is all about choices, after all!

For the record – Wicket and Pixie are far cuter than any pooch I’ve seen on the Swayable site at this point. I don’t think I can pit them against each other though… they’re equally adorable. How can I ask someone to choose between them?!

Popularity Crashes Cubeduel

Cubeduel is a hot new website which allows you to pick and choose your favorite coworkers. The site relies on LinkedIn connections to present choices for your consideration. It can be a lot of fun to vote someone up or down – and even addicting in some cases. However, the service gained popularity so quickly that it couldn’t sustain the amount of traffic being driven its way.

According to LinkedIn’s Director of Communications, “The application was using our open LinkedIn Developer Platform, which has a daily access limit that is publicly documented. Our developer platform limits are designed to protect our members, and have been in place since the platform program was introduced a year ago.”

The team at LinkedIn is reportedly working with Cubeduel to iron things out between the two sites so that all of you can get back to voting people up and down.

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