WHAT IS ONLINE Q&A? Image: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5556249000/in/photostream/
WHAT IS ONLINE Q&A?•Questions•Answers Each bullet shows up one by one•Users generated content•Variants
VARIANTS OF Q&A SITES Bullets should transition•Public•Private
PUBLIC Q&A•Public Questions•Public Answers•Everyone can see
QUORA.COMQuora is a collection of questions and answers that is created, edited, and organized by everyonewho uses it. The main goal is to be the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about each question. source: www.quaro.com
STACKOVERFLOW.COMStack Overﬂow is a programming Q & A site that’s free. source: www.stackoverﬂow.com
FORMSPRING.MEDiscover what’s interesting about your friends. source: www.formspring.me
LEGAL ADVICE•Ask for legal advice•Reliable?•Trustable?
MEDICAL ADVICEAsking medical advice on Yahoo! Answers. source: answers.yahoo.com
MEDICAL ADVICE•Ask for medical advice•Reliable?•Trustable?
DISCUSSION•Should answerers on Q&A sites disclose theirafﬁliation?•Who is responsible for the bad consequencesof legal or medical advices on Q&A sites? Theowners of the sites? Or, the answerers?•Is it ethical to claim ownership on theknowledge on Q&A sites?