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This article was published on March 26, 2010

ChaCha jumps the shark with the new

ChaCha jumps the shark with the new

I have been a ChaCha fan from the very beginning, from before it was cool to like ChaCha, up until now that is.

ChaCha impressed me so much as a search engine because of the way they harnessed the power of their human guides to provide text answers to anybody at any time on any topic and for free.  It was just like having a personal search engine in your pocket.  You didn’t even need to have a smartphone, WiFi, or a data plan because you just called ChaCha and one of their guides looked up the answer and sent you the answer via text.

Well that was then, and is now.  Just like with Twitter or Yahoo! Answers, paid, trained guides would no longer answer your questions, anyone could!  Yee-haw! The results, as you might expect, were disastrous. Here’s my evidence:

What would you do to someone else for a Klondike bar?
Answered seconds ago by Lacie T.

Would you rather have on your forehead: a third eye, a horn, or a big tattoo?
Answered seconds ago by Thamiris

Would you accept $1 million to leave the country and never come back?
Answered 1 minute ago by SOniz

Boxers/briefs/or commando and why?
Answered 10 minutes ago by Scott Dallas

Scott was also asked:

If you could live anywhere on earth, where would you live and why?

Scott: I already live in NYC, could it get any better?

Other questions answered by Scott

Are you more like your mother or your father?

What are you favorite toppings for hot dogs?

I rest my case.