There are now quite a large number of questions and answers (Q&A) websites. However, which are the best Q&A sites and why?
I know there are some few popular sites like answers.com but should we trust the information there?
What are the criteria we should use to judge them?
The best and popular Q&A sites
Askfm is a networking website which requires registration to create profiles. Members then can send each other questions. It was once encouraged members to submit questions anonymously. The site was founded in 2010.
It is one of the oldest Q&A websites. It is designed as a wiki-styled source for information. Its domain was registered back by entrepreneurs Bill Gross and Henrik Jones back in 1996.
Baidu Knows is a Chinese language Q&A website. It is run by the Chinese search engine Baidu. Similar to Baidu, its Q&A website is also heavily self-censored according to the Chinese government regulations.
Brainly also falls into a Q&A platform. It is more on the educational side and operates a group of social learning networks for students, parents and educators.
Find Authority is a professional Questions and answers (Q&A) platform. It is a community-driven question-and-answer website. Find Authority is ideal for professionals.
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Answers Mail.ru is a Q&A site managed by Mail.ru Group. It is a Russian language Q&A website which was launched in 2006.
Quora is currently one of the popular social Q&A websites. It covers a wide range of topics. It was founded in 2009.
Actually, Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion website. However, it is a great platform for Q&A. Mostly, members submit their content in the reform of links, posts and images, which are then voted up/down by other members.
Website: Stack Exchange
Stack Exchange is another question & answer website covering a wide range of topics. It was founded in 2009. It is also the parent company of the three active Q&A websites: Stack Overflow, Super User, and Ask Ubuntu.
Website: Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! Answers is a question and answer website from Yahoo!, and also conducts voting on particular topics. It was launched in 2005.