Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

NCHRP 25-25/80

Interactive Tools Matrix

Collage of Social Networking Products

Polling & Surveys

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People participate by visiting a mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages or using Twitter. Instructions are displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, web voting, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV. www.polleverywhere.com

Features: AC; CI; MC;
Benefits: Makes presentations interactive, creates two-way communication opportunity for print and radio ads.
Enhances or enhanced by: Facebook, Vine, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Pinterest, Hootsuite, Blog sites
Potential NEPA Application: Public input to specific topics or aspects of the NEPA study.
Notes: A text survey like PollEverywhere can be used during a public meeting for displaying real time results similar to hand-held voting devices.