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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Today's question!

While checking my emails I just happened to notice this yahoo ad on my browser -

Yahoo presents 'Ask the Planet 2006'. Answer the world's biggest questions. And win the world's coolest prices. Today's question - What's the trick to living in the moment?

Well, I would like to hear what you guys think about "the trick" to living in the moment... I am not sure if there is any one "trick" to it... :)

But anyway herez the Yahoo Answers website. It seems like a fun site with questions in various categories like Books and Authors, Arts & Humanities etc. etc... In each of these categories, they also have open questions, resolved questions and undecided questions. I was looking at some of the resolved questions and was really wondering about the creditability and authenticity of that information. Not sure if they have a set of editors or administrators who govern what kind of questions and answers go there. You can of course rate each other's questions and answers but I wonder how much that helps in trusting the source of the information. It also seems more like a discussion group thing and just a random fun place that feels like a public chat room; where people are asking random questions, their own personal questions and problems or wanting to know what people in general think about say a certain product etc etc.... Newayz, I think if you seriously want some veritable information, then wikipedia would be a better place!


  • is good too.

    Such services are not supposed to be money generators - but are just supposed to be showing the "nice" face of the companies, so they build the brand and users keep coming back to other money-making services... Authenticity? I think its the same as anywhere on the web.

    By Blogger Soham, at 2:51 PM  

  • ok I dint understand your point. You are saying they are/are not money makers? I also dont understand - "they build the brand and users keep coming back to other money-making services"...

    By Blogger anonymous, at 5:29 PM  

  • they are not supposed to be money generators - certainly not significant money. they are like a trailer to the movie (the money generating business)

    By Blogger Soham, at 2:35 AM  

  • but its a trailer to whom in this case?? for yahoo itself??

    By Blogger anonymous, at 3:23 PM  

  • i din't like the layout of the yahoo answers site...

    wikipedia tries to be authentic by publishing opposing views and by declaring threads where citations are needed or where authenticity is disputed etc..
    Wiki certainly is a favorite....


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:29 PM  

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    By Blogger Harini Sridharan, at 9:07 PM  

  • Not related to this specific blog post: Why are you 'Anonymous'?

    By Blogger Harini Sridharan, at 9:08 PM  

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