December 10, 2006 |
Let’s face it, not everyone is an expert in every field. And the best way to overcome this difficulty is to ask someone who knows better than us. But, there’s another problem. How does one find those experts?
Why not try to get them at Bitwine? It’s a place where people who are experts in a certain field get registered and listed. It is also very different from text-based questions and answers sites like Google Answer and Yahoo! Answers. With these services sometimes you have to redo and rephrase your whole sentense just to get others understand what you are trying to say.
Besides, there is no way that you can know how reliable the answer will be. But with BitWine, it’s different because you can choose who you want to listen to. And you can roughly estimate what kind of advice you can get for your bucks based on the ratings other users gave these experts for their consultancy performance. Bitwine is going to be offered as a plugin in Skype 3.0, and that made it easy for users to get in touch with any experts they want to ask for an advice.
And of course, nothing is free. You will have to pay an agreed amount to get the consultation. Payment is done via Paypal. For me, the concept of getting straightforward advice, instructional guidance or a second opinion from someone who knows better is very attractive.
Like any other web 2.0 based community website, the possibility of getting huge is high and depends on the marketing campaign. If the experts’ advice we can get from BitWine proves hard to find elsewhere and worth the bucks, BitWine can expect to have longer lifespan.