Facebook just released news about Facebook Answers. They say that:
Today we’re introducing Facebook Questions, a beta product that lets you pose questions like these to the Facebook community. With this new application, you can get a broader set of answers and learn valuable information from people knowledgeable on a range of topics.
I suppose the publishing and speed up process of this beta product is a result of the news being released today that Google is partnering up with Zynga and other Games producers to develop games for some new platform that Google will launch in a while. I would love to work at one of those companies right now. When WAR is on and competition is fierce I excel like a… I just love the sensation of competing.
Facebook Questions will be available from your normal status bar:
The whole point is that you can ask any question you like and get real time answers from all your friends, but also from their friends. Thus you will reach outside your normal sphere of contacts which are your closest 250 people. I am sure we will se some creative spamming done in this area. hehe..
You will be able to add polls or images to your questions. You will be able to tag it with a specific topic so that people with that interest will be able to see it in a more promoted space. I am sure Facebook will develop experts functionality here as well so that people can develop status within certain fields of expertise.
They will also develop a kind of directory of questions and answers and you’ll be able to follow a flow of questions and answers.
Anyhow. More about Facebook Questions can be read here.