The Internet is a huge resource of knowledge and information where you can find virtually anything. But, very often there are situations where you aren’t able to find the answers to your questions. Your question may require local knowledge or particular expertise.
Fortunately there are sites out there that can not only be used to find peoples thoughts and opinions about a particular topic but will also will help in finding experts in various fields. Herein find some best sites where you can ask questions and get answers from real people online.
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You can find answers to various questions from different categories on Answerbag You may ask questions on any topic but will need to register to do so. You can also browse through questions in selected categories of your choice and read all the questions and answers posted by other people.
Probably the most popular community Q&A powered site with millions of users and thousands of questions asked and answered every day. All the questions are categorized in such a way that you can easily search for a related question in a category or place you question in a relevant category. Answers are rated by visitors and the best rated answer will be displayed as the best answer for a question.
You need to register with the site in order to ask or answer the questions. To make the users participate actively, it has a points system. When you ask a question you’ll spend points and when you answer the questions you’ll earn them. Based on the points earned, the user level will be defined.
This is another site where you can ask questions and answer them without registration. You can also browse through questions in various categories and browse through the Q&A’s posted by other people.
You can explore answers across various topics and categories and get opinions from various people across the world on a selected knowledge area.
AnybodyOutThere lets you post the general topic of your question then goes to work finding the best person to answer your question based on how they’ve helped others before.
Wiki answers have a huge database of questions and answers and they are arranged in about 5,372 categories for easy reference. On the homepage you can post questions and also see new questions and new answers for the questions asked.
You can also answer to questions asked by other people and most of the answers are moderated and the best and relevant answers will be displayed. Reference library will help you get the reference you needed on a select topic.
You can browse through un-answered questions to answer them or browse through the answered questions and add your answer to a question. If you are registered with the site, you will get email notifications whenever your question is answered.
FunAdvice integrates questions, answers and photos in a unique experience that gives people a fun way to ask for advice, share information, and make friends. Despite the site looking a bit plain, the site is in fact on the fastest growing Q&A sites out there gaining a great deal of traction over recent months.
This website is powered by Amazon. The most interesting part of the site is, when you ask a question all the related questions will be displayed for you to easily find the answer instantly. If the question you have asked is unique then, you can post your question on the site to get it answered by people. from across the world. When your question gets answered, you will get an email notification so that you can easily go through the answers.
To encourage user participation, it will issue gold points unlike yahoo. You can earn gold points when you have asked or answered a question. You can comment on answers and also give a compliment to questions and answers.
You need to register with this site and create an account for free in order to ask and answer questions. When your question gets answered by others you will get an email notification about the answer. The key feature of this site is that, you can also get paid for providing answers to questions.
You can also become expert on this site by answering more questions so that you can build reputation. It also allows you to communicate with other members privately to exchange knowledge with others.
On this site you can get answers to questions related to a wide variety of topics including music, law, sesonal, jobs, family etc.,
A lot of questions on the AnswerBank are topical, relating to what is going on in the news or in the world of entertainment and sport. You can ask as many questions as your imagination can provide.
You can ask questions about any topic on this site and get answers, opinions and advice from experts and real people.
You can ask questions related to daily and professional life. This is also a blogging site where in you can find articles about various topics and information about many things.
In this site you can ask a question and also start a discussion on a topic to get answers and opinions from various people.
You can also provide answers to un-answered questions and exchange knowledge with others. Help others to get answers and in turn you will get help from others on your questions.
This is one another up and coming community powered question . Most of the data present on the site is submitted by users. It will also check for quality of answers and users can also vote for their favorites. The most voted answer will be picked as the best answer for the question.
Answerly lets you search across a scope of Q&A sites using a custom Google search.
Aardvark uses an entirely new method to get answers to your questions. Described as Yahoo Answers meets Twitter, Aardvark primarily uses email and IM to send and receive answers to questions.
The site uses your network of friends and their friends as a resource, and when a question is posted, it will look for the most appropriate person among them to answer it.
Twitter in its own right, is another very good platform to get answers and opinions from people. Similar to Aardvark in some respects, but where it does fall short is that you’re limited by the number of people who follow you. Thanks to the retweet however, there’s always a good chance someone will be kind enough to share it with their followers. There are a number of services that use the Twitter API to create their own Q&A service, examples include: IKnowTweet, ToAnswer, TwitQA, .
Recently acquired Friendfeed is another fantastic way to find answers to your questions. Thanks to a feature called “groups” which lets users create groups for discussion around a particular topics, you’ll find if your question is about a particular subject area – there’s bound to be someone who can help.
To find a group, use the search tools on the site. You have to join the respective group to post your question and you can get answers from people. in real time.
Srikanth writes on Tech Inspiration blog about tips, gadgets, and technology.