Launches First AnswerThon(TM) to be Held March 1 - 2, 2008

Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:00am EST

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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 and, 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
WikiAnswers registered contributors can learn more and sign up here:

   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.


   WikiAnswers ( is the user-generated
content (UGC) component of where visitors share what they
know and ask about what they don't. A wiki-based website, 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 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's editorial team; and user-generated questions
& answers from's industry-leading WikiAnswers(TM). Founded
in 1999 by CEO Bob Rosenschein, 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', The New York Times, and
others. is also available for mobile devices at For investment information, visit

Answers Corporation
Chief Strategic Officer
Bruce D. Smith, CFA, 646-502-4780
Technology PR for
Alison Minaglia, 917-902-3404 (NY)

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