I know I’m not the only person who’s typed in a question into Google and eventually found themselves on Yahoo!Answers.
Yahoo! Answers was launched by Yahoo! in 2005 as a community-driven question-and-answer site. It has wide range of question categories, including art, business, food, family, politics and sports. As long as questions follow the Yahoo! community guidelines, you’re pretty much free to ask away. That is, after signing up for a free Yahoo! account. Each question asked has the potential to start a conversation. It’s quite common to see back-and-forth interaction between the person who posted the question and those who answered it, or even between two people who answered the same question. Ultimately it can create something similar to what we do with here with these blog post and comments.
However, because the site is community-driven, it’s not the most reliable source to get factual answers. Despite all the inaccuracies you may come across, Yahoo! Answers remains quite popular. I believe that it’s popularity and existence is based solely on users who continue to ask and answer questions.