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What do you get if you combine internet search with a group of people that get paid to take Skype calls and answer your questions?
I'd watch this one - could just start an epidemic...
JyvePro is a complete system that allows anybody and everybody to charge for their time over Skype. JyvePro also provides them with all the tools necessary to promote themselves on the web.
still investigating a little....
I asked a simple question, why is the sky blue? 5 minutes later no one had answered.
Google answered in less than 1 second... ;-)
[edited by: maximillianos at 9:53 pm (utc) on Dec. 21, 2006]
The TOS says "The Web site is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors."
So where is the business case for making it pay?
Like Google answers but live. I like it but can't believe it will get the take-up it would need to become mainstream. When I asked about 'Wales' someone from the US replied.
On Abuzz, every was connected via email and taxonomic filters which "read" the question then forwarded it to the people who said they had knowledge on these topics. There was also a search engine on the site to check previous answers.
Everyone's answer was posted, and then they could fill in for each other, or argue.
The New York Times bought the system and tried to develop it, pouring millions into it. They had categories to help direct people to the right questions to answer. Anyone could ask or answer a question.
The result was pretty much what you see here on WW. And, if Adwords existed at the time, it would have been a money maker. The other thing that killed it was the fact that it was email driven and about a year after its launch spam hit everyone's email inbox as never before. No one wanted to give out their email address.
NYT pulled the plug on it about 2000. Meanwhile, search engines got better and better, as did boards such as this.
If Jyve is to work, they need to focus on a category (I was interested in agriculture at the time). Meanwhile, they need to buckle down for a lot of relationship questions--people remain puzzled about people more than anything.
2. waaaay too slow. like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too slow.
3. if yahoo answers decided to add chat/connection features... then this is gone.
its harder to go the other way around (phone knowledge base to text)
4. I think the comment about this needing much more focus (limite to certain categories) is correct. Dispersed way to thin without a huge userbase (for questions or answers) first (like via a portal). go for a few select verticals first.
5. love the idea and that someone is pushing the next-gen ideas but I think something like this is more feasible for now: three characteristics of a next-gen search engine [webmasterworld.com]
Jyve is there if you want to ask someone a question.
I'm open to trying something new - I just can't figure out what I would ask Jyve that I couldn't ask Google and have an answer much faster. I ask goog questions all day every day and find the answers i'm looking for.
To me, it doesn't seem much different than ChaCha.com that we all talked about [webmasterworld.com] back in september. I haven't used that site since then.
In short, let them ask Jyves instead of asking me what keywords to use!
We all know what people search for most. Will there be experts for that too?
I asked the following:
Will my stupid questions wind up in a user history by IP address, cookie, or some other means so that answerers can eventually ignore my questions?
The system kicked out a message indicating that my question was adult in nature. (or something like that...)