Archive for June, 2008

Prolific Google Answers Researchers

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Last year we counted how many questions were answered by each Google Answers Researcher during the life of the service (2002 – 2006).

523 researchers answered one or more questions. Of those, a dozen answered over a thousand questions each. But what was the spread between these extremes? Here are a few figures:

  • The top 100 researchers each answered between 100 and 3570 questions
  • The next 100 researchers each answered between 28 and 99 questions
  • The next 100 researchers each answered between 10 and 27 questions
  • The next 108 researchers each answered between 4 and 9 questions
  • A further 115 researchers answered between 1 and 3 questions

Looked at that way, you can see that the most prolific 20% of the researchers were responsible for the vast majority of the answers.