The internet has been responsible for completely changing the way we look for information. We no longer have to open bulky encyclopaedias to gather data or to get the answer for any queries which we may have. All we need to do is do a search on the net and Mr. Google will be available within a few nano seconds with all the information we need. Not only that we now have many websites where experts are available to provide solutions or answer any particular question that pertains only to our circumstances. These websites are known as “Ask An Expert ” websites and are among the most visited sites on the web.
They are a large online network of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. They claim to have answered over 30,000 medical questions online, and offer a free service. They are all certified professionals hence you are assured of valid and competent answers. They are a good source for a quick query, but they are not a substitute for a face-to-face visit.
This website covers a wide range of subjects and all their experts are volunteers who have offered to help. They claim that they do not provide professional or medical advice, and that they only provide information for informational purposes.
Self-appointed experts at this site provide answers on varied subjects. The volunteers need to have answered at least 200 questions before they can termed as experts. The answers are given in a simple layman fashion and you can check up on the credibility of the expert by reading the feedback on them.
One of the best sites to visit when you need any information about any technological glitches. They are enthusiastic, very well informed and someone or the other will be able to –provide a solution for any problems that you may be facing. The discussions on their forums are very interesting since everyone there seems to be an expert!
5. Yahoo! Answers
Probably the world’s most popular answer site, it has an amazing number of people who ask the oddest of questions. There are many open questions which can be answered by anyone, and you have to select the best answer and thus give the “answerer” some points. Points and levels also help you determine who is a good person to rely upon, since someone with a lot of points has obviously given many satisfactory answers!!
Just ask and you shall be answered. If you are looking for some local information, check out Ask Local, if you are looking for any trivial answers, someone is sure to have asked it before and got an answer. They do not answer the questions through experts sitting on their panels, but they give you the URL’s of all the sites where your question has been answered.
This is a paid website – ask a question and name your price. You are expected to pay only if you are satisfied by the answers. They have some really good experts on their teams, so your problems are solved by those in the know. They claim to have over 1.5 million happy clients.
This is also a paid site, but the payment has to be made before the answers are provided. They guarantee client satisfaction and also provide increased time efficiency since answers are provided as soon as possible. They specialise in legal questions but have experts who can cover a range of subjects.
With over 8,500 satisfied customers, they are market leaders in intelligent online customer engagement. They have over 30,000 experts available in real time and provide business solutions to many companies. As is evident they specialise in business problems and solutions.
This is a very popular website about life and it’s varied subjects. They have begun a section known as Life123 Answers, where their experts review and answer questions on subjects such as fashion, lifestyles, weddings fitness and many other mundane day to day issues. They claim to give us answers “at the speed of life”.