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Articles tagged with: yahoo answers

Where Are My Google Answers?

I came across Google Answers yesterday while I was searching for something, although I don’t remember what. I was really surprised when I came across the site. It wasn’t the ‘1998 look’, nor was it the unattractive purple colors Google decided to choose for the layout, I just never knew the site existed! I’ve heard of Yahoo answers and Wiki answers, but never Google.

It turns out that Google Answers was launched in April 2002 and was closed in December of 2006. Supposedly Google just didn’t do it right when it launched the service. For one, question askers did not receive an e-mail that their question had been answered, which resulted in user dissatisfaction. Google claims that one of the biggest reasons they shut down the service was…

Facebook Relaunches Questions Feature

Facebook relaunched it’s Questions feature today, which was originally released in beta to a limited number of users last June. This current version will be available to everyone in the next few weeks, but you can go ahead and opt-in at facebook.com/questions.

What makes Facebook unique from other question and answer sites is that the people reading, and potentially answering, your question are your friends. This is also different from the original Facebook Questions, which did not let users limit viewing of the question to just their friends, instead encouraging them …