It was an indispensable tool for the boomer, as well as for the digital natives: for 16 years (he was born in 2005) we asked Yahoo Answers about everything and in turn we answered millions of questions on any topic (not infrequently unlikely), posted by users from all over the world. To all this we will have to say goodbye forever: from May 4th Yahoo Aswers, one of the longest-running Q&A platforms, will close forever.
This was announced by Yahoo with an email to its users and then in a post, in which he published the answers to frequently asked questions, explaining that it will be possible use the service only until April 20, and until May 4th – when the site will no longer be accessible – it will only be possible to consult the contents prior to that date.
As always, the possibility of doing research with Yahoo Search e sulla Yahoo COVID page for all questions related to Covid-19. The research done over the years, and those in which he has taken part, will not be lost: it will be possible to download them.
The decision, as Yahoo explained in the email, was necessary because the service has become less popular over the years, but also because Yahoo now focuses on quality content: “We have decided to shift our resources to focus on products that are really useful for our members “. In fact, in recent years, Yahoo Answers has lost the participatory spirit that characterized it at the beginning: it has become much less reliable, used for dissemination of fake news and content moderation, very often disturbed by trolls, practically impossible. In the gallery above 6 things to know about Yahoo! Answers