I have a real passion for getting answers to people.
I have a passion for search, but search is of limited value in answering questions. The typical search engine returns 10-20 results which the algorithm believes will answer your question(s). Imagine if search engines didn’t exist and you got 100 doctors in a room and asked them what features would they like to see in a system to answer their questions. Do you think any would say ‘give me 10-20 results to articles which may answer my question’ – but here we are.
Anyway, all that preamble is due to news that Facebook is working on Facebook Questions, see this TechCrunch article for more info – this’ll be interesting.