aleksl - 5:03 pm on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Should see it as a grab for last available free SERPs on the first page.
Once they spread useless, for the most part, but covering lots of queries UGC, it will be yet more clutter for the SERPs, along with Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, MFA About.com, etc.
They are not assaulting Google, yet. They are taking on free SERPs. Because when it comes to ranking, who do you think will rank higher for common queries, "Joe's personal Blog" of Facebook?
The day I see Google Answers, Yahoo Answers, Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Yellow Pages and a number of other junk sites to take first 10 positions in any respectable search engine is the day I stop using that search engine, forever.
Yet again, maybe they are after that extra kick in traffic that comes from queries such as "who's better, coke or pepsi"?