Andy Lohr

Andy Lohr
The Web as a Magic 8 Ball: Quora, LinkedIn Answers and Q&A Site Best Practices

With billions of users and trillions of documents, it's always seemed like we should be able to lob any question into the internet and get an answer back, as if it were the world’s greatest Magic 8 Ball. Remember when Ask.com was Ask Jeeves and its claim to fame was that you could enter a search query as a natural language question? Or when “search directories” like Yahoo and LookSmart, curated by a community of experts, were viewed as viable competitors to purely algorithmic search engines like Google?