Google Answers is “Weekly Web Wonder”

James Derk, of the Scripps Howard News Service, has made Google Answers his “Weekly Web Wonder” for his 27 June 2006 column. He writes:

WEEKLY WEB WONDER: Let’s try Google answers this time. Hit it at answers.google.com for your questions and answers.

James seems to realise that a free answers service would be unable to generate the same kind of content as a paid service:

I always thought Google’s implementation of it was a little snarky because it made people actually pony up and pay for an answer.

Turns out that’s probably not such a bad idea…

At least Google, by making people pay a buck or two, is keeping out the bottom-feeders. It’s either that or hire a 100,000 more editors for the abuse department.

(via Cynthia)

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