The web lends itself quite well to anonymity. Visit a blog and you can rant or rave without disclosing your identity. Anonymous feedback (or any feedback) if constructive is a great tool for betterment of a service, or as we will see – an individual.
Getting feedback from your social circle is a cinch thanks to services like Facebook and Twitter. But personal feedback as we all have experienced is great when it’s good but poisonous when bad. For true personal development, we need to hear the bad news as well as the good ones. Anonymous feedback helps us keep our relationships intact, as well as look deeply within ourselves for the faults others see in us.
So, drop your ego, climb on the personal development bandwagon, and see what your family and friends have to say fearlessly about you with the help of these five free web services.
Want to see what your friends really think of you? Use this neat anonymous feedback website to collect reactions from your friends without them having to fear your own. The process as illustrated on the landing page is dead simple: register to get your own feedback link. Post this on Facebook (as a status message) or Twitter, or even add it to your email footer. The posted URL helps your friends to link to your feedback page and send in their two bits worth on why you are a horrible person or the nicest thing since Santa. Feedback is supported with multiple languages.
You will be surprised what even three words can say about you. After all, it’s the adjectives that define us. This is more of a fun site but can be used to solicit quick responses from your friends anonymously if need be. The process follows the general flow of sign-up – a customized URL which is your feedback form – the three words from your friends who visit the page. You can set an avatar and also post some pictures. You can post replies to Facebook and Tumblr. If you set your page to Public, everyone can see the feedback.
As feedback websites for self improvements go, this one also has got a perfect name. This anonymous feedback website again gives you a personal URL which you can tweet, share on Facebook, embed on your blog, or mail it across. But this site also goes beyond the simplicity by letting you categorize the feedbacks, and by providing a comment space for your friends for more sentiments. You can section the observations under – I knew this about me, I had no idea, and I totally disagree. Then, you can go to work on the parts you didn’t know about.
Collecting anonymous feedback is easy enough with this site. The sign-up is just a matter of 20 seconds as advertized. You will get alerted when a feedback comes in. You can blast your custom URL across the social networks, blogs, and IMs. The person with the account can also respond privately to address the feedback.
Criticize Me is a well rounded service for anonymous feedback from friends. It’s also very neatly designed. Register and start your own critic’s page. You can ask for an opinion on anything – a text question or even an image. You can set a rating scale as a response or set a choice of three tags, or ask a direct question as a feedback. Set the visibility permissions for your critics page and you are done.
We all have our blind sides. Anonymous feedback services like these can be used as powerful tool for self improvement and development with the help of your family and friends. Let us know the value of these five services or another one called BetterMe.
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