Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?

Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?. “When HealthNewsReview.org announced it was shutting down in December, it went mostly unnoticed. Almost nobody tweeted about the closure of the outlet, which had been debunking bogus health claims for 13 years. An email to the IFCN listserv highlighting HealthNewsReview’s demise got no responses. And the move went uncovered by most major media outlets.”

Search Engine Land: Google buys expert community and ‘answer engine’ Superpod for $60 million

Search Engine Land: Google buys expert community and ‘answer engine’ Superpod for $60 million. “Google has acquired another ‘answer engine.’ The company paid roughly $60 million for Superpod, predominantly for the team, according to published reports. Superpod matched audience questions and expert answers across a broad range of topics.”

The Atlantic: How Instagram Threads Became the WikiHow for Gen Z

The Atlantic: How Instagram Threads Became the WikiHow for Gen Z. “When Sophie, a 13-year-old in Arizona, began eighth grade last year, she wanted to start things off on the right foot. Instead of picking up the latest issue of Teen Vogue or googling around for advice, she reached for her phone and followed a slew of ‘thread’ accounts on Instagram.”

Quartz: The one-man army working to make Quora better for Q&A obsessed Indians

Quartz: The one-man army working to make Quora better for Q&A obsessed Indians. “It’s not quite Facebook or Twitter in India, but Quora has built up a seemingly engaged and loyal following in the country since 2010, a year after it was launched by two former Facebook employees, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Today, the platform gets over 20% of its traffic from India and Indians constitute the second-largest user base for the US-based company.”

ArchivesAware: October 4th Is Ask An Archivist Day!

ArchivesAware: October 4th Is Ask An Archivist Day!. “On October 4, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Take this opportunity to engage via your personal and/or institutional Twitter accounts and to respond to questions posed directly to you or more generally to all participants.”

Digital Trends: Askedoo, A Q&A Live-stream App, Will Remind You To Never Take Google For Granted

Digital Trends: Askedoo, A Q&A Live-stream App, Will Remind You To Never Take Google For Granted . “It’s tough to envision a world where our questions aren’t answered with one simple Google search. But sometimes, the search engine has you going past the second page only to realize you’ve reached a dead end. This week, we have an app specifically created for answering your questions in an unconventional way: Live-streaming.”

TechCrunch: Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do

TechCrunch: Google reveals the top things people want to find out ‘How to’ do. “Google has a new website compiled using search data and built by its News Lab, working together with Xaquin G.V., an interactive visual data journalist. The site uses data related to searches made by users about ‘How To’ do things, which represents a massive amount of activity on Google, it turns out.”