Ask questions, get answers

Answer.com is an online database of questions and answers.

Do you want to find more information about something? Check Answers.com. The service pulls information from several different reference sites to provide answers to your questions. You get full encyclopedia entries from services such as Wikipedia and Britannica, as well as spelling, usage information, and translations into different languages.

Since these other services are updated frequently, entries on Answers.com tend to stay fairly current. Users are also able to register, and answer questions that have been asked by other users. The service has also partnered with sites such as nytimes.com to bring the service to any word used in articles on the site; readers simply hold down the Alt key while clicking their mouse.

In addition to its Web site, Answers.com offers a software program users can install to look up any word they come across on their computer, be it in other Web sites, e-mails, or applications. There's also a Facebook daily trivia application and a plug-in for blog owners that will highlight keywords with small pop-up links to content on Answers.com pages.

CNET Top 5
Companies Apple could buy with their billions
Apple's sitting on a massive pile of cash. Here are five interesting ways they could spend it.
Play Video
 

Member Comments