Sunday, February 7th, 2010 - dcyder.com
  • New free online service developed in Australia
  • Women helping other women online
  • Web-savvy way to make life decisions
A new online service has been launched to help women make decisions about their lives by putting dilemmas to other women to vote.

Should you ditch your cheating boyfriend or give him another chance? What to do about that annoying friend stealing your style? Post it on dcyder.com and let the women of the world decide for you.

Australian-made dcyder.com is the social media site du jour for women (and a few dilemma-struck men) seeking advice on their love life, body issues, fashion, relationships and careers.

Critical to the website’s success is its ease of use; users don’t even need to sign up or log in to post a dilemma. Just type in your dilemma, put forward a few possible solutions, and then set a deadline for users to respond. Sit back and let others decide for you.

“Once upon a time women would seek advice from their mothers, or even write in to a magazine columnist or Agony Aunt for advice, but web 2.0 and social networking changes everything. Why ask just one person, when you can poll the masses?” explains Stu Coleman, who created dcyder.com with his colleague Steve Hardisty, in Australia.

“We provide a free service for people to anonymously post a dilemma and poll the online audience. Not only do users have the option to vote, they can also opt to leave a written comment to further clarify their viewpoint.

“It might seems a bit strange, having two men developing a website predominantly for women, but we developed the idea for dcyder.com, after identifying a gap in the market for this type of service. And while we’re not women ourselves, we understand that women love giving advice to other women!” says Coleman.

Since launching in mid 2009, dcyder.com has received dilemmas from users all over the world, including the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.  Dilemmas are also promoted through social media (Facebook and Twitter feeds), with the site offering users the opportunity to invite their friends to vote.

“We’ve been delighted with the initial interest in dcyder.com, and so far it’s spread by word-of-mouth. During the next 12 months we intend to extend the functionality of the site, and hopefully attract more users,” says Coleman.

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Australian-made Dcyder.com is the social media site du jour for women (and a few dilemma-struck men) seeking advice on their love life, body issues, fashion, relationships and careers.

Critical to the website’s success is its ease of use; users don’t even need to sign up or log in to post a dilemma. Just type in your dilemma, put forward a few possible solutions, and then set a deadline for users to respond. Sit back and let others decide for you.

Since launching in mid 2009, dcyder.com has received dilemmas from users all over the world, including the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, Dilemmas are also promoted through Facebook and Twitter feeds, with the site offering users the opportunity to invite their friends to vote.

Dcyder.com was developed in Australia by Stu Coleman and Steve Hardisty.

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