At Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco yesterday, Answers.com CEO Bob Rosenschein discussed Q&A, community, mobile and more, alongside panelists from Ask.com, Quora and Google’s Aardvark.
The Summit panel was titled, ‘Q&A: The New Search Insurgent,’ and moderated by Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land. Panelists included Doug Leeds (Ask.com), Bob Rosenschein (Answers.com), Charlie Cheever (Quora), and Damon Horowitz (Google).
A quick description offers insight into the discussion:
Search is no longer just defined by keyword queries, algorithms and blue links. Instead, a user’s social graph, location, reputation and expertise are all positioned to usurp the page rank as the barometer of quality. In the midst of this, new Q&A services change the game even more, extending search’s promise beyond relying on published data to routing questions to real people in real time.
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