Click the above links to read everyone’s answers.
What is the question?
Here is the question posted to LinkedIn Answers, noting the name of the site was changed for each site where it was asked:
Why do you ask a question on LinkedIn Answers?
There are many places across the web to ask a question. Each site has a different name, a different interface, and different frequent users.
Why do YOU like LinkedIn Answers so much?
Where and how do people answer?
In the first 24 hours after asking the questions, it was observed that 19 people responded on Fluther, 12 people on LinkedIn, 6 people on Yahoo Answers, 4 people on Twitter, and nobody on Quora.
One week later, no new answers were added.
Some people answer questions to share their knowledge, and others because they are bored in the middle of the afternoon. One point to remember is everyone chooses to click a button, type a response, attach their name and avatar to the response, and click another button to submit their answer. The other point to remember is some of the sites enable the questioner to mark a “best answer,” to identify someone as a thought leader and expert in a given subject area.
Only LinkedIn enables the questioner to close a question. You can still answer the question on the other sites.
I bet you never heard of Fluther, despite its recent acquisition by Twitter.
Yes or no?