Wednesday, August 06, 2008

How many people has Yahoo! Answers killed?

It's a given if you give enough bad advice to enough people, you'll eventually be responsible for injuries and death.

So, my question is, how many people has Yahoo! Answers killed to date? People there give awful, completely uninformed advice, and then Yahoo! promotes the answers to get more traffic for Yahoo!

Here's one example of Yahoo! morons harming people and encouraging others to do the same. Really saddens me. I'm not talking about just a librarian's worst nightmare here.

Got more examples? Add your comments. While it's true people are responsible for themselves, we've all been fooled by bad advice at some point or other. Especially when we're vulnerable or distracted. Yahoo! Answers needs big, huge honking warning labels at LEAST.

And of course people giving excellent information are sometimes suspended without reason given, while racists get high rankings. Can you say "Game the system?" There is so much wrong with Yahoo! Answers it's hard to know where to start.

1 comment:

  1. Probably this diatribe could be directed at the internet as a whole .. but I agree Yahoo! Answers is one of the worst offenders.