Duck Duck Go teams up with WolframAlpha

Everyone’s favourite underdog search engine DuckDuckGo has officially teamed up with Wolfram|Alpha , they just announced. DuckDuckGo already utilises the Wolfram|Alpha API, but this will mean further integration and  other neat developments in the near future.

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Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)

There are quite a few Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowd sourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and, I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is no sure thing. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora.

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There are a number of Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowdsourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is not guaranteed. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora. Continue reading “Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)”