By Daniel Roberts, reporter
Q: Have you noticed the sudden explosion of sites purporting to offer Q&A? Have you taken note of the wild press given to some of them (ahem, Quora), wondered if the attention is deserved, and wished you could know the differences between them?
A: We have, and we've investigated each site. No two are exactly the same. A lot depends on how you want to access (online, mobile, or email), and what type of question you have (factual, or more advice-based). The Q&A space will continue to change as new startups bite into the market.
Q: Is there any easy, obvious way to compare them across the board?
A: Naturally, our chats with the minds behind these sites is the best source, but for good measure we also came up with one knowledge-based question that requires some experience and cannot be answered by an easy, searchable fact. We posed it to each site's community in order to test its strength: What is the best way to prepare for a journalism job interview at a legal publication?
|Oklahoma bans local minimum wage increases|
|How Zuck met Oculus: Facebook's big bet on virtual reality|
|Fears grow over China property flameout|
|Premarkets: Stocks get a boost from earnings, China GDP|
|China GDP slows to 7.4% in first quarter|