askville, questiontown, referenceland, infoworld

Amazon.com is getting into the community Q & A game with their new website AskVille. It’s in limited beta right now, but feel free to IM me (US and Canada only) and I’ll be happy to spot you an invite. My first impressions? Slick and pastellish with some neat features, but seems like it’s going to go more in the Yahoo Answers direction [high noise, low signal] than any other more authoritative AskA sites. I’ve asked a question and answered a question, but so far I’m not feeling real compelled to go back.

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  2. Yaniv Says:

    Yeah, it does look slick, and also, as you noted, it does seem to have the same built-in flaws in the rewards system that might result in the less-then-desired signal to noise ratio experienced by other systems.

    I’d love to hear what you think of Yedda. At least on the signal to noise issue I hope that (like many others) you will find it to be fundamentally better. Hopefully you will find it slick enough too :)

  3. Valerie Hawkins Says:

    Visited Askville lately? Because now you can earn– Superpowers?!

    (I think everyone is just a little too quirkily obsessed with the “Heroes” TV show–former Doctor Who or not!)