This Just In . . . Google Shrinks a Bit

This just came in from Gary Price by way of the ERIL-L listserv:

After 4+ years Google has announced that they are stopping the Google Answers
service.

This RS post:
http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/11/29/google-saying-goodbye-to-google-answers/

has info and links as well as:

1) Google Answers history and the rise of Yahoo Answers

2) This is not the first time a large engine has shutdown a QnA service

3) Offer a look at the many QnA services (free) that libraries offer 24×7 from
any web computer. I added this section since many RS readers are not
librarians.

4) Point out a comment from Google’s Marissa Mayer about her take on Google
services. She told BusinessWeek earlier this year that 60 to 80% of Google’s
products many eventually go away.

cheers,
gary


Gary D. Price, MLIS
Librarian
Director of Online Information Resources, Ask.com
Editor, ResourceShelf and DocuTicker

Google is actually getting slightly smaller . . . believe it ot not . . .

About Jon Frater

A gaming industry stalwart dating back to the 1980s, Jonathan Frater is the co-author of roleplaying game books Robotech: Return of the Masters, and Robotech Adventures: Lancer's Rockers, both for Palladium Books. Jonathan also wrote a column on writing and game design called The Tome in Gateways magazine. He's currently a librarian at Metropolitan College of New York. Article 9, the first in his ambitious Blockade Trilogy, is Jonathan's first full-length novel.

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