I've used Yahoo Answers since high school, for the little questions regarding what toothpaste to buy for whiter teeth to the bigger ones about what car would suit my $8,000 budget needs. It was always about the small pieces of information that would help my decision-making a little more. Years later I find myself in need of the same kind of information, except my time is becoming more and more valuable.
Reading bad information can be a troublesome waste of time on the internet. However, when someone asks a question through Yahoo Answers or some other question-answer platform, he can't expect only great answers, can he? It's difficult to sift through helpful information, and now that my time's split between work and school, I find myself turning more to on-site task-help platforms like Angie's List. When I have a plumbing issue I go straight to Angie's but the help of a professional plumber is extremely expensive. The cost between a completely free resource (Yahoo Answer's) to a service that takes a noticeable chunk of my paycheck (Angie's List) is unsatisfactory; I'd prefer a middle ground.
I found www.likeplum.com a month ago and I've used it everyday since. I can side-step the unnecessary. I don't wonder if the answers I receive are legitimate because there's a reputation ranking for every person who answers my question. I don't have to wonder whether I should also ask someone else because I can also explicitly say how detailed I want my answer. I can also contact “genius's,” people who have achieved a high status for answering questions, through a chat system in case I want a specific person to answer my question. For any question or task, whether it's about home economics or setting up a new chat-platform on my website, I find experts ready to help me on likeplum. Because I set the price for the answers I want, I've never been dissatisfied with using likeplum as a service.
The people/experts who've answered my questions have been insightful and have also frequently gone the extra-mile. Since the website has been so friendly, establishing connections between myself and ready-professionals has never been so simple. The site itself is wonderful because it's so straight-forward but at the core, I think likeplum is succeeding because of one thing: people enjoy being helpful.