On July 28, 2010 Facebook announced a new feature entitled “Facebook Questions”, at the time of this article it is currently in Beta. The goal of Facebook Questions is to create a search engine similar to Ask.com but gets its answers from the community of users, similar to the way data is gathered on Wikipedia. So it’s a search engine, it’s a social network, it’s a Q&A.
You’ll be able to ask any question you want, post photos, polls and get answers…fast. This is a very unique approach to finding data on the web. Wow, guess this cold war type battle between Facebook and the search engines is just beginning. Imagine Facebook becoming your dashboard for the web, directing you to anywhere you want to go on the Internet, pretty crazy idea right? Not so much, just think about the possibilities, you already get updates from local news, businesses and products…so why find the answers to well…everything else?
What a great idea. Facebook has a lot reasons for you stay on their site, we think with the unprecedented growth of Facebook and the slow decline of search engine traffic this is a hot ticket. Time to keep up on your social media interaction and your Facebook fan pages! If you’re not socially integrate, your brand will surely erode, its what the customers want these days. Our job is to keep up and deliver.