ChaCha Brings Real-Time Answers to Search

ChaCha - People Powered Search

Part Wikipedia, part Yahoo Answers and part, ChaCha is a new search engine with a compelling hook – real-time results from human beings. The site launches (in “Alpha”) today and offers users two ways to search: traditional algorithmic results or help from live “guides.” Users interact with guides via an embedded instant messaging window in the search results page.

See the video about the site (and ad opportunities) and read my long post on Search Engine Watch.


Related: I stumbled upon another new online community/blogging/local site, ParentsConnect, while on affiliated site GoCityKids. GoCityKids powers the local section of the site. Both are owned by Viacom. Viacom thus becomes a potential buyer for InsiderPages and other “social directory” sites.

Per Search Engine Watch, Yahoo! Answers launches in the UK. Here’s more also from Search Engine Journal.


2 Responses to “ChaCha Brings Real-Time Answers to Search”

  1. ChaCha’s Lesser Known Cousins « Screenwerk Says:

    […] After my ChaCha post I was “pinged” by director and librarian extraordinaire Gary Price who pointed out that he had previously written a post about online Q&A services and library based virtual reference services here. […]

  2. ‘ParentsConnect’ Launch on the Horizon « Screenwerk Says:

    […] I wrote about it briefly here (bottom) and in this post toward the bottom. […]

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