People-powered search engines are not really new. Internet old timers like me can remember pre-bubble attempts such as Webhelp (turned into an “old-economy” service provider now). Now and then, another firm is having a go at that concept. I suspect that it will end up working eventually … who knows? This time, it’s Yahoo’s turn to launch its beta Yahoo! Answers service.And of course, Google could not be outdone and they created (guess what name they chose?) … Google answers!
God only knows who fired first. But maybe it doesn’t matter at all after all?