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Save Google Answers Video
I just saw this wonderfully inventive video on YouTube about the effort to save Google Answers. Okay, what is Google Answers? According to Wikipedia this morning:

Google Answers was an Internet search and research service offered for a fee by Google, “answer brokering”. It was launched by Google in April 2002, and went out of Beta in May 2003. In late November 2006, Google reported that it planned to permanently shut down the service. As of November 30, 2006, new questions may no longer be asked, but existing questions may continue to be answered until December 30, 2006.

Worth a look at the video. It is a great example of effective multimedia for the web, like your final project for JMC163. Here is a link to the Save Google Answers Blog. If you know of anything you might want to save, you might want to consider this…

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2 Responses to “Save Google Answers”

  1. Dean Says:

    As the guy in your picture answering the question I am very happy to see that you liked our video. We had many great hours (read days) creating this 4 minute video and I even enjoyed singing again.

    The saddest thing about this whole situation is that our video is 100% true and not made up (this fact made it easier to write the script).

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmQ9sSUvwPTnkLu6jdXJMfUjzKIX?qid=20061201135558AAToAGO

    That answer is just the epitome of the general populace on Yahoo Answers (or should it be called Yahoo blind leading the blind…….or Yahoo Guesses? ;))

    If I ever wanted any sort of sensible answer I would never use yahoo answers. Google Answers really was the best place on the web to get a useful, well researched answer to almost any question you could think of.

    Great website though.

    Dean

  2. Antibush Says:

    Bush is forever saying that democracies do not invade other countries and start wars. Well, he did just that. He invaded Iraq, started a war, and killed people. What do you think? Is killing thousands of innocent civilians okay when you are doing a little government makeover?
    If ever there was ever a time in our nation’s history that called for a change, this is it!
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

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