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Answers.com

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Published 12/10/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Answers.com is an application for asking and answering questions in a community, wiki-like setting.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Answers.com sees an approximate average of 16 million unique visitors per month. It includes WikiAnswers and ReferenceAnswers and is a community-generated social knowledge sharing platform.

What are the differences to other apps?

Unfortunately, anyone can answer a question and the sheer volume of questions seems to make it an impossibility for administrators to remove those answers that are inappropriate.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

After registration, users are invited to ask a question, answer a question, improve answers, fill in a profile, personalize settings, browse the help center, or tell a friend about Answers.com.

The site is huge and overwhelming. One of the main issues is the enormous variety of questions, many indecipherable. In addition, many answers are joking or simply incorrect. Students hoping to find real information on this site will likely encounter problems and do better with an Internet search. While the idea make sense, the way it is implemented, used, and presumably monitored, makes it an iffy resource for getting real answers to questions.

How does the registration process work?

Users may sign in using Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google, or LinkedIn. If preferred, a user may create an independent account by providing a username, password, and email address.

What does it cost to use the application?

Answers.com is free to use.

Who would you recommend the application to?

As long as the information is verified, students can attempt to use this resource, but it is NOT a dependable resource for information.

  • Free to use
  • Variety of subjects
  • Some reference materials
  • Community based
  • Users can ask and answer questions


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