Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Google Answers Shuts Down
In the past, Google’s treatment of their Q&A site Google Answers
had already been a disappointment to many Google Answers Researchers
(I too answered questions as GAR a couple of years ago, around the time when I started this blog in Malaysia) – Google didn’t push their service, and in fact slowly started to get rid of entry points towards it, too. Now, they’re closing the site completely
, the official Google blog announced.
Is Google incapable of getting off true community sites in the way competitors/ ex-competitors like Yahoo, MySpace or YouTube do? Without disclosing the actual reasons behind the shut-down, Google now calls Google Answers a “great experiment” which started as a “rough idea from Larry Page” – only that this experiment happened to involve actual people.
[Thanks Clayton B.]
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