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Is Location-Based Q&A the Next Big Thing?
Posted By Minda Zetlin On June 9, 2011 @ 12:21 pm In Blogging and Social Media,Location-based services | No Comments
Apparently, the tech industry thinks local Q&A is the money-maker of the near future. Five services, recently launched or in the works, are all variations of the same proposition: That people with questions about specific places want answers from people in those places. So someone who wants to know where to get the best pizza in Kansas City can pose the question to people there.
The newest entrant to this field is LOCQL , being created by a couple of moonlighting Microsoft execs—using the Google Apps Engine. In this model, users sign up via Facebook Connect and are invite to share as much useful info as they can. LOCQL members can interact with each other and vote on the best answers.
Read more at TechCrunch .
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 LOCQL: http://www.locql.com/
 TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/07/exclusive-microsofties-debut-local-qa-site-locql-ahead-of-hipster/
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