November 24, 2006 |
Do you like to contribute your ideas to help others to answer their unsolved questions? Then you must take a look at Lycos IQ.
At a first glance, it looks very similar to Yahoo! Answers. But don’t let the initial impression mislead you. It is separated into 3 sections, which are ask, bookmarks and answer of course.
What’s different about Lycos IQ is, the best answer will be determined based on the number of good ratings it receives. This not only will ensures that there is no bias in the selection of the best answer for any questions asked by the Lycos IQ community membera. Heck, the members can even rate the best questions. How cool is that?
And there are certain things that we just can’t use words alone to describe them, and we need some visuals to understand the concept. If so, you should know that Lycos IQ has recently allowed their members to post video or photo along with their answer. This feature was added alongside the bookmark feature that they had had before this.
In Lycos IQ, you can find the tag clouds of the popular questions and answers in the last 24 hours on the right sidebar. This is useful if you’re curious about what other members were looking for in the past 24 hours. And their selection of answers that made it to the front page depends on their popularity for the past 24 hours. If you’re looking for an alternative to Yahoo! Answers, there’s nowhere else to go other than Lycos IQ.