Answerbag Released new Widgets and an API

Answerbag an “online community of people” has released a new “Widget feature” tonight, that says it will out-do the Yahoo! Answers API in coming weeks. Answerbag is a “Q & A” service, Have a question? Ask it here! Know something? (Everyone knows something!) Help someone out! We're here to help you connect with others and to find […]

Answerbag an “online community of people” has released a new “Widget feature” tonight, that says it will out-do the Yahoo! Answers API in coming weeks. Answerbag is a “Q & A” service, Have a question? Ask it here! Know something? (Everyone knows something!) Help someone out! We're here to help you connect with others and to find and share knowledge about topics ranging from celebrity trivia and home cleaning tips to Russian name origins and particle physics. Any topic you can dream of, you can ask it here!

Techcrunch —”Answerbag is interesting because it does things like enable video replies to questions and offers lots of support for RSS. The company also emphasizes its independence from the big portals as a strength. In reality, small Q and A services are going to have to do something very exciting in order to survive competition with big players like Yahoo! and Live.com. You might think that a widget and an API for a question and answer service sounds unexciting - but I would disagree.

Tonight’s widget enables users to put Answerbag functionality on any other site they publish. Publishers will be able to display Answerbag information parsed with a number of criteria at their discretion, so a site about cats or chewing gum will be able to offer a question and answer service about cats and chewing gum that queries and extends beyond that site’s own readership. The widget is also very brandable with just a little CSS; unlike other widgets it’s not all javascript.”
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Answerbag, Released new Widgets and an API