If you’ve visited the online retailer Amazon (they’ve gone way beyond books and CDs and DVDs for quite some time), you’d notice their foray into a new area with their “Askville” site.
Askville is a site where users can ask questions and get answers.
It’s a little different from similar sites out there with a “ranking” (level?) system for users, and there’s an opportunity to earn “gold”. Additionally there’s shopping engine features built in with product recommendation.
Do contributors earn commissions or “gold” if readers buy the recommended product?
I’ll need to delve deeper into the site to get the answers.
But since late last year, internet users have been asking, “Is Amazon’s Askville just another Yahoo! Answers”?