Aardvark: Ask a question and Google will find someone to answer it

Google recently bought a company called Aadvark. I was wondering what it was all about and finally found Aadvark listed as a part of Google Labs. It has a simple system. Ask a question and someone will answer the question. Aardvark will fit someone who will answer the question. It also means with Aardvark you can answer some of the questions people are asking.

About Aardvark

  • Simplicity is very prevalent on Aardvark. The website has been bought by Google and hence it allows you to find your Gmail contacts and also Facebook contacts on Aardvark.
  • Ask a question which is specific and Aardvark displays it around to people with relative expertise. The answers are then displayed to you. 🙂
  • You can also answer questions on specific questions and you can funnel down the questions by selecting what your expertise might be.
  • Once you have submitted a questions some will usually answer it. If you want more answers you can ask Aardvark to look for more. It also allows you to flag inappropriate answers which is good as it would control spamming and internet rants which can often ruin a serious expectation of your question being answered.

Go ahead and try out Aardvark; ask a few questions and see if it gives you satisfactory answers. Or even better browse questions and answer a few. Do let me know your opinion by dropping in a comment.


Anshul Dixit February 22, 2010

It’s a good concept but Google must take steps to build people’s trust around it, and that can happen only if it shows relevent and authentic answers. How it does that will be a thing to watch. Otherwise it will be just another service in lines of yahoo answers and others, which do not have any credibility. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Sauravjit February 22, 2010

Concept of Yahoo Answers…

Aditya Kane February 22, 2010

I agree about the concept being borrowed from Yahoo Answers but it is hardly as good as Aardwark. Fact is now that Google has bought it, it might cross it with Google Buzz in someway to give it that slight edge.
Also Yahoo seems to have everything first except they just end up not being good at these services over time.

abhi February 23, 2010

Good site. Is it faster than Yahoo answer?

Aditya Kane February 23, 2010

I have not really used Yahoo Answer but I got answers within 20-30 minutes. Sometimes it is faster I guess. I guess with more people joining it the service will be better.

Vivek February 23, 2010

yahoo answers has been the thing I admire the most.. thrilled to see Google joining the party.

Rishabh Agarwal February 24, 2010

This service simply rocks. I’ve been using it since long and it’s the best thing ever.

Aditya Kane February 28, 2010

I agree with you, I too have started using it a lot more regularly. Get a kick answering some of those questions too. 😉

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