Answers.com is an application for asking and answering questions in a community, wiki-like setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answers.com is free to use.
As long as the information is verified, students can attempt to use this resource, but it is NOT a dependable resource for information.