Monday, 14 January 2008

Yahoo! Answers not the answer...

Here's a brief article entitled "Yahoo! Answers Gets Slammed in Slate" from Library Journal 12/14/2007. I have found Yahoo! Answers once in a while in my searches for information and they are right: the system doesn't seem to work. It's fascinating to see some of the answers posted but as for a source of any kind of information, as the Library Journal points out, it's not even as trustworthy as Wikipedia. I think the problem is that the answers are left whole in Yahoo! Answers whereas in Wikipedia the goal is to create a whole comprehensive article/entry on a somewhat more broad topic. Any one can post a quick response to a question but only the most devoted will bother to rewrite someone's paragraph.

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