Instant Agora: Participative Marketing made easy

Participative Marketing: what is it? Did you ever feel a particular affinity with a brand because they listen their community? That’s participative marketing’s goal. Customers or leads are invited to give their point of view regarding a product or a service. Companies can ask customers’ opinion on essential features: their general opinion about a product,… Continue reading Instant Agora: Participative Marketing made easy

Eurovision, how to choose the winner?

The Obsession for Competition Nowadays, competition is everywhere! The entertainment industry, the media, the education system and the social networks keep delivering us rankings to determine our tastes, our preferences, and choices. Survey mechanisms and specific poll systems are used feed this never ending hunger for rankings of people and products, for example: The approval… Continue reading Eurovision, how to choose the winner?

Instant Agora: The new product of Open Agora

Instant Agora: balanced poll solution Instant Agora is a poll and survey tool for everyone, that you can use to make the group decision process easier. One of its main characteristics is to allow (and to promote) the expression of balanced opinions. Participants may rank the different options rather than just picking some of them.… Continue reading Instant Agora: The new product of Open Agora

Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 2

Some time ago we discussed about the bias in sharing information within a group. This previous article was the first in a series of three. Today, we will talk about a second bias. Without too much suspense, this bias is called: groupthink. What is it? At first, groupthink, does not appear problematic. Yet this is a… Continue reading Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 2

Nicolas de Condorcet, a visionary amongst the revolutionaries

A few weeks ago, we published the bio of Nicolas de Condorcet and his scientific theories. Since then, we have also published an article about Condorcet voting method that we try to spread through our Slack app and our API. For us, this blog is also an opportunity to share ideas, interests, and sometimes to gain… Continue reading Nicolas de Condorcet, a visionary amongst the revolutionaries

Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 1

In groups, all is not a bed of Roses, and forming a group is not enough to make good collective decisions. On the contrary, groups are confronted with several difficulties called in social psychology: biases. In this first article we will see in more details one of the bias, then we will see in future articles… Continue reading Biases in Collective Decision-Making – Part 1

Agor API : The Swiss Army Knife of Voting Systems

We are very excited to present you our latest creation: Agor API, a solution to integrate votes and polls on your website or in your software. What is an API? An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of functions that developers create so that other developers can simply use complex tools, methods and algorithms. The… Continue reading Agor API : The Swiss Army Knife of Voting Systems

Condorcet Voting Method

Do you know the Condorcet voting method? At Open Agora, we consider this system like our Philosopher’s stone. This innovative voting method is very important to us and we strive to promote it through our values and products. To demonstrate some of it advantages, we will, in this article, present the principles and methodology of… Continue reading Condorcet Voting Method

Let’s Encrypt: Advanced configuration

This is our second article in the series startups’ tools. Let’s encrypt deeper into the configuration and use of Certbot, the primary tool to get and manage SSL certificates. We assume that you have already had a look at our previous article. Certificates for other services There are other services which use SSL certificates, like… Continue reading Let’s Encrypt: Advanced configuration

Let’s Encrypt: SSL for everyone

This article is the first one in a series called startups’ tools. We will talk about SSL and Let’s Encrypt. Most startups are tech oriented companies which heavily relies on computer softwares and infrastructures. However they are not always specialists for every technical aspects. Since, at Open Agora we have invested time into some essential… Continue reading Let’s Encrypt: SSL for everyone