People discussed lots of questions in Facebook, it’s natural and makes sense, the biggest problem with any question is finding the best source to ask, we have friends and family but they can only go so far in many cases. we have also search engines but sometime you need something else, right?
Enter Facebook Questions which was announced yesterday in the Facebook blog and is being slow rolled out to the Facebook community at large.
Facebook Questions helps you tap into the collective knowledge of the more than 500 million people on Facebook. For example, if you’re vacationing in Costa Rica and want to know the best places to surf, you can use Facebook Questions to get answers from nearby surfing enthusiasts. Because questions will also appear to your friends and their friends, you’ll receive answers that are more personalized to you.
After you ask a question, you have the option of adding a photo or a poll. Want to know what type of flower is growing in your back yard? Take a photo and attach it to the question. Wondering which video game system is better for your 8 year-old cousin: Nintendo Wii or XBox? Make a poll.
Keep in mind that all questions and answers posted using the Questions application are public and visible to everyone on the Internet. If you only want to ask a question to your friends or a specific group of people, you can still pose it as a status update on your profile targeted to those people.
To help us show your question to the most relevant people and ensure the best answers, you can tag it with a specific topic. For instance, if you have a question about what type of camera you should buy, you could tag it with “Photography.” If you want to find the best bike routes in the area, you might tag it with “Cycling.”
The questions you ask will be shown to people who have expressed interest in the particular topics you tag, as well as to your friends and friends of friends.
Tagging themes also helps others benefit from the knowledge of everyone on Facebook. For instance, if you’ve always wanted to learn more about cooking, politics or even how to train for a marathon, Facebook Questions lets you see what others are asking about those subjects.
You can browse answers from people with deep knowledge on a topic or click “Follow” under any question to receive a notification each time someone submits a new answer.
Blake Ross, a director of product management at Facebook, is answering your questions about Facebook Questions.