WikiAnswers Hits 4 Million Questions

Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:30am EDT

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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

   --  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

   --  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

   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 The award-winning reference
site 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. is also available for
mobile devices at For investment information,
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