Yahoo! Answers Debuts

Knowing full well that machines can’t do everything, Yahoo! just released Yahoo! Answers, a service that allows people to ask questions that can be answered by other real people.
I’m not sure about the purpose of this, but it’s interesting nonetheless. I think people love to share knowledge. We are social anmials after all. It makes us feel good to talk to each other. This is partly why Wikipedia and Amazon’s vast collection of product reviews are so compelling.
As to its utility, that’s yet to be seen. Yahoo! seems to have taken the categorization route (a la Ebay) for organizing the stuff. Will there come a day when humans are contributing to search results? Why the heck not.

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