Hyperlocal Online Social Platform for Q&A Specific to The City of Oaks
DZone (www.dzone.com), Cary-based industry leader in enterprise Q&A solutions, announces the launch of AskRaleigh.com. This free public question and answer system is dedicated to Raleigh and the surrounding areas and is powered by AnswerHub, a product of DZone. Questions on the social site range from Where can I take a vegetarian date? to Which items can be recycled in Raleigh? While AnswerHub sells to clients globally, DZone launched AskRaleigh as part of a growing movement to create a sense of city ownership and interaction in the Triangle.
"We want to give something back to this community," said DZone founder Rick Ross. "Most of our team lives here in the Triangle, and AskRaleigh.com helps our hometown neighbors get useful answers to local questions. It seems like a natural fit."
What is Social Q&A?
Social Q&A is a question-based knowledge sharing solution that blends the best elements of wiki, forum, search and social. Social Q&A platforms, such as AnswerHub, allow users to ask, answer and rate content while interacting in and around it.
How is this better than Forums?
Forums and FAQs often become mired in irrelevant topics, endless debates and repetitive responses, forcing users to sift through multiple pages. AnswerHub allows users to rank the usefulness and truthfulness of content, so when others seek the same information, the answers float right to the top.
DZone produces valuable content for a network of developer-focused tech media sites and is among the most popular resources for advanced programmers and web designers worldwide. Located in Cary, N.C., the privately held industry leader in enterprise Q&A solutions has been in business since 2005. AnswerHub is a social Q&A service of DZone used by the likes of Guru.com and Epic Games. Our passion for providing current trends utilizing blogger content, white papers, podcasts, Refcardz and cheat sheets is shared by over 500,000 members.