WikiAnswers.com Launches First AnswerThon(TM) to be Held March 1 - 2, 2008
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Awards for the most answers in the 48-hour contest NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW), creators of the leading answer engine offering Answers.com(TM) and WikiAnswers.com(TM), today announced its first AnswerThon(TM), to be held March 1st and 2nd, 2008. AnswerThon contestants will tackle questions on WikiAnswers, the user-generated content, community-based Q&A site of Answers.com. WikiAnswers registered contributors can learn more and sign up here: http://wiki.answers.com/static/answerthon.html During the AnswerThon, registered contributors will answer as many questions as possible over 48 hours, sharing their knowledge and competing for prizes. Answers must be original work and can address unanswered questions in any of WikiAnswers' 2,406 categories. Participants can also correct or improve existing incorrect answers. "We're excited about the upcoming event," said Jay Bailey, Director of Community Development for WikiAnswers. "WikiAnswers is extremely active as it is, but introducing some competition is an exciting way to spread the enthusiasm and promote worldwide knowledge sharing. New contributors have just as good a chance as veterans, and grandparents can leverage their life experience to compete against their grandchildren." The winner and first two runners-up will receive Amazon gift certificates of various amounts. All prize winners, and the next ten runners up, will receive WikiAnswers T-shirts. About WikiAnswers.com WikiAnswers (http://wiki.answers.com) is the user-generated content (UGC) component of Answers.com where visitors share what they know and ask about what they don't. A wiki-based website, WikiAnswers.com currently has over 225 supervisors and 582,420 members working on 1,817,727 questions, according to the site's counter today. Constantly improving through the efforts of its dedicated question and answer community, Wiki Q&As are 'living' documents, where answers are constantly being improved and updated over time. The individual contributions yield information resources that are used again and again by almost half a million people a day. WikiAnswers was the #1 fastest growing domain of the top 1,500 in the U.S. in 2007, according to comScore. About Answers Corporation Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) operates the award-winning Answers.com(TM) answer engine, delivering comprehensive content on over four million topics spanning health, finance, entertainment, business and more. Content includes over 180 licensed titles from leading publishers such as Houghton Mifflin Company, Barron's, Encyclopedia Britannica, All Media Guide and others; original articles written by Answers.com's editorial team; and user-generated questions & answers from Answers.com's industry-leading WikiAnswers(TM). Founded in 1999 by CEO Bob Rosenschein, Answers.com can be launched directly from within Internet Explorer 7, Firefox and Opera browsers, and its service is integrated into popular sites including The New York Public Libraries' homeworkNYC.org, The New York Times, CBSNews.com and others. Answers.com is also available for mobile devices at mobile.answers.com. For investment information, visit ir.answers.com. (answ-p) Answers Corporation Investors: Chief Strategic Officer Bruce D. Smith, CFA, 646-502-4780 email@example.com or Press: Technology PR for Answers.com Alison Minaglia, 917-902-3404 (NY) firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008
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