NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Answers.com, the leading answer engine, announced today that its database of user-generated answers now tops 10 million.
The record-breaking answer came in response to the question, Who was the first Native American to play pro-football? According to Answers.com, “Jim Thorpe was probably the first American Indian to play pro football. He played professionally with the Pine Village Pros in Indiana in 1913 and later went on to become the first president of the NFL, where he also played for the Oorang Indians (an all-American Indian team) in Ohio.”
The answer to this question can improve over time as people contribute their knowledge by using the site’s “Improve” feature. Questions can also be discussed in Answers.com’s community forum and can be shared on social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Answers.com members can also follow specific questions by getting regular updates on questions and answers of interest to them.
“Answers.com has a robust community of people dedicated to contributing quality questions and answers to our platform,” said Bob Rosenschein, CEO of Answers.com. “Our mission is to be the best resource for trusted answers to specific questions, whether they be social questions about creative Halloween costumes or fact-based queries like, “When was the first World Series?” Reaching 10 million answers is a testament to the scalability of the model and our impressive community of 5.5 million registered members.”
A sample of the questions asked leading up to the 10 millionth answer shows the breadth of Answers.com’s database:
- Do kids wear costumes on Día de los Muertos?
- How many NFL teams are in the northwest?
- What were the problems faced by Elizabeth I?
About Answers Corp.
Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time. The award-winning Answers.com also includes content on millions of topics from over 250 licensed dictionaries and encyclopedias from leading publishers, including Houghton Mifflin, Barron's and Encyclopedia Britannica. The site supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Tagalog (Filipino). (answ-g)
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