Yahoo "Answers" asks users to share their knowledge

Yahoo today launched a service that is similar to Google's Answer site by asking web users to assist other users in finding questions to their answers. In contrast to Google's service that counts on selected and experienced Googlers that provide their service typically for a fee, Yahoo's Answers (beta) site is free of charge.

Yahoo considers the addition to its portfolio as a "human element" that complements its regular web search service. "Through using Yahoo Answers, consumers can more easily share their knowledge, personal experiences and opinions with their community to resolve everyday questions not answered by keyword searches," the firm said. Yahoo allows questions and answers to be tracked through a RSS reader.