September 27, 2009
Answers.com on Stage: What's Biz Stone's Real Name?
Client Answers.com was on the DEMO stage this past week. While most have heard of Answers.com, what seemed to be a secret and a surprise was how often people actually visit the site - it is now ranked 18th most visited site in the U.S. according to comScore. People also may not realize that that their community has now over 3.4 million registered members and a database that exceeds five million answers.
Above: Answers' CEO Bob Rosenschein
No one has taken their approach of combining community with reference under one roof. The former although incredibly useful, when offered as the 'only option,' clearly has its limitations.
Says product manager Shaya Loney after their presentation: "waiting on my laptop when I sat down afterwards were comments from family, friends, coworkers and former coworkers across the globe. They Skyped, Google chatted, Facebooked, Tweeted and emailed us - some even changed their IM statuses - all with messages of support. In Israel, some folks watched our presentation with their kids, seated around the dinner table. In New York, our colleagues gathered together at the office to view the streaming video."
This, my friends, is the power of community and the power of a fabulous team that makes a company sustainable.
Below is their six minute on-stage presentation. Kudos to Bob, Shaya and their home teams in both New York and Jerusalem.
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