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January 8th, 2007

NowNow

This is pretty neat: Amazon has launched a site, NowNow, which will answer questions for you. Really. You type in a question you need answered, and you’ll get email responses.

The whole thing works in tandem with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk company, and that means almost anyone could answer… but you get to rate the quality of the answer as well.

Pretty amazing stuff. I think I need to come up with a list of questions to ask, though. Any thoughts?

Posted in Technology

COD January 8, 2007, 8:47 pm

Maybe you could ask at ask.metifilter.com for some help in compiling your list of questions?

Merle January 9, 2007, 12:23 am

How about, “How does this not infringe on Yahoo Answers, or the original Google Answers? Doesn’t anyone hold a patent on this? I thought everything online was patented several times over…”

Steve A January 9, 2007, 1:19 am

There’s always the ever popular “Why does my nose run and my feet smell?”

Okay – joking, but it’ll make a 7 yr old laugh.

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