What is the root cause for shutting down Google Answers ?
Is Google incapable of getting off true community sites in the way competitors/ ex-competitors like Yahoo, MySpace or YouTube do? Without disclosing the actual reasons behind the shut-down ??
- Andrew HLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Looks like their pool of users was too small for one thing. Also, in contrast to Yahoo Answers which is user-community driven and free, Google Answers employs a paid staff to do research and provide well-written responses (which are paid for by the asker).
I had no idea they were shutting down until I saw this. Good question.
- 1 decade ago