WikiAnswers Hits 4 Million Questions
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) today announced that its WikiAnswers social knowledge Q&A community reached four million questions only 72 days after reaching the 3 million milestone. The 4 millionth question was: -- Are there any new sports in the 2008 Beijing Olympics? The question was answered and placed into the Beijing Olympics category by members of the WikiAnswers community, a group of over one million registered users and over 350 volunteer supervisors from every corner of the globe. WikiAnswers continues to increase its community base, working to grow its searchable and informative database of questions and answers. The WikiAnswers community has responded to 35 categories of Olympics questions, including: -- What is an Olympiad? -- Why do Olympic divers shower after each dive? -- Why is an Olympic Marathon 26 miles long? -- What do the Olympic rings symbolize? -- Was tug of war an Olympic event in the past? -- Who is the youngest person to compete at the Olympics? -- What Olympic sports are for women only? -- Are there springs in a gymnastics floor exercise mat? -- When did trampolining become an Olympic sport? -- What cities are bidding for 2016 Olympics? -- Who has won medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics? -- Who was the 1st African American to win a swimming gold medal at the Olympics? -- When did drug testing start in the Olympics? -- What country has won the most Olympic gold medals in a single year? -- Who has won the most gold medals in a single Olympic event? -- Who has won gold medals at 5 or more Olympic Games? -- What Summer Olympic event has the US never medaled in? -- Who is John Stephen Akhwari who ran in the Mexico City Olympics? -- Who is the only Olympic athlete to win the Nobel Prize? -- Who was the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal? According to Bob Rosenschein, Answers CEO, "The 4 million questions so far represent the dynamic harnessing of collective wisdom of the greater WikiAnswers' community and its dedicated supervisors. The fact that we are witnessing this acceleration during the summer months reinforces our optimism about the upcoming back-to-school season." WikiAnswers, ranked earlier this month as a Top 20 Web 2.0 Site by Hitwise, a leading online competitive intelligence service. WikiAnswers is a social knowledge Q&A site with nearly 3,500 categories and close to 11 million US unique monthly visitors (comScore, July 2008). About Answers Corporation Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) owns and operates Web properties dedicated to providing useful answers in thousands of categories - WikiAnswers and Answers.com. The award-winning reference site Answers.com includes content on five million topics from over 180 licensed sources from leading publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Company, Barron's, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica. WikiAnswers is a community-generated Social Knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of WikiAnswers' growing community and dedicated supervisors, answers are constantly improved and updated over time. WikiAnswers was ranked by comScore as the fastest growing domain of the top 1,500 in the U.S. in terms of unique monthly visitors in 2007. Answers.com is also available for mobile devices at mobile.answers.com. For investment information, visit http://ir.answers.com. (answ-p) Investors: Cameron Associates John McNamara, 212-554-5485 email@example.com or Press: Technology PR for Answers Corporation Alison Minaglia 203-972-3170 or 917-902-3404 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008
DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.