The Flickrization of Yahoo continues… Yahoo Answers has updated with a new sharing system which lets Yahoo Answers users share Questions & Answers they feel are interesting via “Stars.”
Adding a bit more social networking into the mix, the new Yahoo Answers Stars sharing system is a bit reminiscent of StumbleUpon, deli.icio.us or Digg, in the realm of thinking that once a Q&A is marked interesting, you can also see the other Yahoo members who have also done so. A new way to meet people with your same interests? Perhaps. But even more powerful may be the Digg-like component where questions which have enough ‘votes’ make it to the Yahoo Answers homepage.
From the Yahoo Answers team:
Starring questions lets the Answers community surface the best questions on the site. When a question is starred, it is automatically nominated to appear in the new “Popular” list on the front page of Answers (check it out!).
Answers’ Popular list is similar to Flickr’s “Interestingness” and the del.icio.us “Hotlist.” Sharing popular content has made these community experiences much better, and we believe our community will benefit from sharing interests with each other.