Yahoo Answers, arguably one of Yahoo’s most successful products of the year, has turned one today. Yahoo has listed The Best of Answers 2006 showing off some of the best user generated questions and answers for the year. You can get a free gift from Yahoo for their birthday over here. They give you a different gift based on your “levels.” Since I am a level one, I do not get a gift.
Level 2: Yahoo! Answers sticker
Level 3: Yahoo! Answers car magnet
Level 4: Yahoo! Answers water bottle
Level 5: Yahoo! Answers hat
Level 6: Yahoo! Answers mug
Level 7: Yahoo! Answers fleece
Postscript: Brand Republic has a write up named Yahoo! hunts brand licensees for Answers service describing Yahoo’s search for UK companies to partner with, in order to white-label the Yahoo Answers Q&A software.
YAHOO! ANSWERS CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF KNOWLEDGE AND SUCCESS AS POLL REVEALS USE AND INFLUENCE OF Q&A SITES
Yahoo! Answers Surpasses 60 Million Users and 160 Million Answers Worldwide
Sunnyvale, CA, December 13, 2006 – As Yahoo! Answers (http://answers.yahoo.com), the leading Q&A site on the web, turns one and celebrates a thriving community of users, knowledge and success, a recent survey commissioned by Yahoo! and conducted by Harris Interactive® indicates that one in three online adults (33%) have used a Q&A site, and, of these, half (52%) say that information from a Q&A site has influenced a decision they have made. The survey also indicates that online adults have looked for advice and reviews online and would be even more inclined to do so if the information was free and provided answers to questions in minutes.
“We believe Internet users are looking to real people for their advice and knowledge more than ever before,