ReadWriteWeb posted about the success of Answers.com today. They are growing rapidly and profitable which is great, but where is it all coming from? WikiAnswers is the answer.
On a separate note PaidContent posted about Sharecare, a health Q&A launching with some great expert content from Dr. Oz and a team he is assembling.
Q&A is big business. But RWW raises an important issue: How good is the content? At these mega sites it may be questionable (pun intended). We think that the content will be better when Q&A is integrated into site content and their communities.
UGC is gradually moving in the direction of Social Content which is far more relevant and valuable. That’s why we provide Social Q&A for communities with expert content.