I wonder if we missed the boat fighting it out over our similar ideas
social question answering, where you trade answering questions for answers to questions
good idear... then store that time-stamped content and make it searchable by anyone ... hate that term "crowdsourcing," must be a more elegant way to say this
A strange, but fascinating service. Kind of reminds me of the "Usenet Oracle":Wikipedia:The_Internet_Oracle, but over "IM":IM and without all the insane stories.5 Ways to Get Your Questions Answered on Twitter
A use for twitter... twttrstrm is brilliant, using Squidoo to create sort of "answer pages"Kids’ why questions
Interessante Website, die typische WARUM-Fragen der Kinder beantwortet (englisch)
site for parents to help answer those "Why" questions from your kids
A nifty site that tries to make accessible the answers to young children's "why" questions, like "Why is the ocean salty?"13 Best Sites to Get Your Questions Answered! – The Next Web
sites to answer questions. Some from experts, some driven by users.
The Internet is a huge resource of knowledge and information where you can find virtually anything. But, very often there are situations where you aren’t able to find the answers to your questions. Your question may require local knowledge or particular expertise.
You can find answers to various questions from different categories on Answerbag You may ask questions on any topic but will need to register to do so. You can also browse through questions in selected categories of your choice and read all the questions and answers posted by other people.
Paginas para hacer preguntasIMshopping - Human assisted shopping, questions and answers
Preguntás, usando Twitter, sobre algo que quieras comprar, como: ¿cuál es el GPS con mejor relación costo beneficio?. Te responden los expertos y/o la comunidad. No creo que sirva apra Arg aún :(
Shopping help is only a question away with IMshopping human assisted shopping. Ask questions, get unbiased answers and reviews from our shopping guides.The Answer Factory: Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell | Magazine
Christian Muoz-Donoso is going to make this job pay, he's got to move quickly. He has a list of 10 videos to shoot on this warm June morning, for
The result is a factory stamping out moneymaking content. “I call them the Henry Ford of online video,” says Jordan Hoffner, director of content partnerships at YouTube. Media companies like The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AOL, and USA Today have either hired Demand or studied its innovations. This year, the privately held Demand is expected to bring in about $200 million in revenue; its most recent round of financing by blue-chip investors valued the company at $1 billion. In this industrial model of content creation, Muñoz-Donoso is working the conveyor belt — being paid very little for cranking out an endless supply of material. He admits that the results are not particularly rewarding, but work is work, and Demand’s is steady and pays on time. Plus, he says, “this is the future.” He has shot more than 40,000 videos for Demand, filming yo-yo whizzes, pole dancers, and fly fishermen. But ask him to pick a favorite and he’s stumped. “I can’t really remember most of them,” he says.
First, to find out what terms users are searching for, it parses bulk data purchased from search engines, ISPs, and Internet marketing firms (as well as Demands own traffic logs). Then the algorithm crunches keyword rates to calculate how much advertisers will pay to appear on pages that include those terms. (A portion of Demands revenue comes from Google, which allows businesses to bid on phrases that they would like to advertise against.)
Demand Media has created a virtual factory that pumps out 4,000 videoclips and articles a day. It starts with an algorithm. The algorithm is fed inputs from three sources: Search terms (popular terms from more than 100 sources comprising 2 billion searches a day), the ad market (a snapshot of which keywords are sought after and how much they are fetching), and the competition (whats online already and where a term ranks in search results).
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Computational Knowledge EngineStack Overflow Launches - Joel on Software
Monday, September 15, 2008 You know what drives me crazy? Programmer Q&A websites. You know what I’m talking about. You type a very specific programming question into Google and you get back: A bunch of links to discussion forums where very unknowledgeable people are struggling with the same problem and getting nowhere, A link to a Q&A site that purports to have the answer, but when you get there, the answer is all encrypted, and you’re being asked to sign up for a paid subscription plan, An old Usenet post with the exact right answer—for Windows 3.1—but it just doesn’t work anymore, And something in Japanese.
You know what drives me crazy? Programmer Q&A websites. (…) You type a very specific programming question into Google and you get back: A bunch of links to discussion forums where very unknowledgeable people are struggling with the same problem and getting nowhere, A link to a Q&A site that purports to have the answer, but when you get there, the answer is all encrypted, and you’re being asked to sign up for a paid subscription plan, An old Usenet post with the exact right answer—for Windows 3.1—but it just doesn’t work anymore, And something in Japanese. The hardest thing about making a new Q&A site is not the programming—it’s the community. You need a large audience of great developers so you have the critical mass it takes to get started. Without critical mass, questions go unanswered and the site becomes a ghost town. I thought the combination of my audience and Jeff’s would bring enough great developers into the site to reach critical mass on day 1
>You know what drives me crazy? Programmer Q&A websites. You know what I’m talking about. You type a very specific programming question into Google and you get back: …
design of the discussion system on Stack Overflow (programming Q&A)