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Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers went live on beta earlier today — http://answers.yahoo.com. It’s aimed to go head-on with Google Answers on a free-ride model. I think it’s more like Wikipedia meets Ask Jeeves.

I checked it out and got into it in 10 seconds — if you have a Yahoo account. You instantly get 100 points and on level 1. You need 150 points to go to level 2 and so on and so forth. Every action has an equivalent point and people who gets bigger points are upgraded/featured. Even logging on to Yahoo! Answers gets you 1 point. Likewise, your level also dis-tastes how many questions you can submit.

Looks promising but could be prone to abuse.

It’s the first time I saw Yahoo! giving something for free while Google is charging a fee. It used to be the other way around. Will Google take back the crown in that arena? Will see.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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  3. Avatar for Jaypee Jaypee says:

    i didnt know that you earned points..hehe :)

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