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Amazon.com launches a Web site to answer questions

Post by Marcelene Edwards on Nov. 29, 2007 at 1:35 pm |
November 29, 2007 1:35 pm

Amazon.com today launched Askville.com, a website where users ask and answer questions. The topics can be anything from how to buy an HDTV to the best way to lose weight.



Here’s the lure:
Askville.com users who share their knowledge by answering questions will receive Quest Gold, which, for a limited time and while supplies last, can be redeemed for $100 or $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards.



The quote from the company:
“Finding information or getting good advice is hard enough when you are searching the Internet by yourself,” said Joseph Park, Director of Askville.com.

“Askville.com allows you to ask a question to a community of users who are willing to help you find that information or give you advice from their own personal experiences, which makes the discoverability of information much more efficient. Plus, it is a lot more fun interacting with real people versus looking at a list of website links from a search engine.”

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