Why Yahoo! Answers is a librarian’s worst nightmare: Great article from Slate that mirrors how I feel about Yahoo! Answers: it’s total crap. The answers are complete garbage.
The blockbuster success of Yahoo! Answers is all the more surprising once you spend a few days using the site. While Answers is a valuable window into how people look for information online, it looks like a complete disaster as a traditional reference tool. It encourages bad research habits, rewards people who post things that aren’t true, and frequently labels factual errors as correct information. It’s every middle-school teacher’s worst nightmare about the Web.