Thursday, December 08, 2005

Yahoo Answers - Are they outGoogling Google?

Wow, Yahoo is coming up with some great stuff these days:

Yahoo has just launched a very interesting search experiment, and I predict it will be hugely successful. Yahoo Answers lets you type in a question which is publicly posted, effectively broadcasting it to thousands of people online. Google answers was a "good" idea but it cost money and had a limited pool of responders - a departure from Google's 'free is best' philosophy.

Yahoo trumps this with free answers and plans to actually pay publishers with a history of good answers to questions. This cost structure will not only reward the community members who create quality content but it will reward Yahoo as the system becomes more robust. This is a powerful combination.

Why do I have a hunch Jeremy Zawodny had a lot to do with this concept?

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