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Date12/2010

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Fluther

The Fluther team joined Twitter on December 21, 2010, but Fluther continues to exist as an independent product. It is a free Q&A collective that specializes in getting fast answers from the right people.

It accepts questions on any subject, and has a few key differences from other Q&A sites:

  1. Technology: Fluther’s matching algorithm sends personalized questions to every user based on their expertise and site usage. It also features real-time interaction, so you can receive answers and follow-up live; each question feels like its own chat room.

  2. Community: Fluther has a high bar for quality and community interaction. There is a team of volunteer moderators to enforce the guidelines, and there are no external incentives for submitting questions and answers (besides increasing your “lurve” score). This leads to a relatively high level of discourse, and a close-knit community. Each user can also follow their own “fluther” of interesting people, enabling more filtering and less noise.

  3. Design: Fluther has a quirky and humorous voice, and an ornate design that has been carefully crafted.

Fluther also has an iPhone web application which allows users to get answers wherever they are.

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  1. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Fluther Raises $600k From Top Valley Investors For Crowd-Sourced Answers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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