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Thumb, Formerly Opinionaided, Provides Help from Family & Strangers Alike

By: Tiana Reid - Published:   Updated: Jun 14 2011 • References: springwise & thumb-it
Thumb is a website that crowdsources advice. Think you look fat in those jeans? Think that dress is too expensive? Or maybe you’re wondering about that new restaurant around the corner?

With Thumb, you can get near-instant opinions from your personal contacts as well as complete strangers. A service like Thumb may seem scary at first, but it can be beneficial to have an outsider’s advice.

Implications - In the digital age, social media and peer interaction have made it the norm for consumers to show off their fashion choices, new haircuts, and ideas. Part of the reason so many people share these feelings is because they are given immediate responses from their friends and social media contacts. A company that relies on peer reviews and interaction capitalizes on the newfound strength of instant feedback.

Stats for Crowdsourced Advice Trending: Older & Chilly
Traction: 2,156 clicks in 220 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Opinionaided
Related: 74 examples / 57 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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