Monday, December 12, 2005

Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers. Emulating Google, Yahoo! now has an answers section. Unlike Google, anyone (regardless of qualifications) can post answers and there is no cost involved. This is a free internet "Reference Desk" where anyone may be on the other side of the answer.

The questions are not screened. Hence, many of the questions are spam or nonsense.

For example, here is a spam question: "Does anyone in Louisiana need help securing a home loan? I am a loan originator for Shreveport Mortgage Lending, LLC in Shreveport, Louisiana. I specialize in getting ANYONE into a house. I work with people on credit reparation and secure home loans for NO money down. I am licensed to help anyone that wants a home only in Louisiana. If you are in Louisiana and are renting an apartment, need to refinance, or have any other home loan needs, email me."

Here is a nonsense question, "are britney and keving getting divorced?"

I wish all participants luck. And for those with real questions who need reliable answers, do not forgot to check out your local Reference Desk.


Tutorialbase said...

Yahoo realy made a great new invention, I really liked the Design & Style of Y! Answers..It was much better then Google Answers in terms of money fee charges..but most of the users asnwering your questions in Y! were not researching alot for the answers although i did try one question and got really good results..Yahoo will also be paying Yahoo Publishers Network members for asnwring question which drive alot of traffic to Y! Answers..I wish i was in USA, So i could sign up..Overall i really liked Yahoo Asnswers...They have to work on preventing the Spam and useless questions from the database, other then that Thumbs up for Y! Answers.

Anonymous said...

I like the way that Yahoo! Answers looks although I see the potential for problems with Spam and nonsensical questions. Are Kevin and Britney breaking up? I like celebrity gossip as much as the next person. I guess I have a different interpretation of what a nonsense question is.