People learning from people. That’s the premise behind Yabbly, a web-based application that offers a way for everyday folk to get their burning questions answered by industry experts and other interesting people. Yabbly users conduct “social interviews” as a way to find the answers to virtually every question under the sun.
Maybe you’re in the process of remodeling a kitchen, and you need to decide between a gas or an electric range. You could read product manuals and reviews, or you could visit Yabbly and get information straight from the source. Find an expert on any topic—in this case, possibly an experienced home chef—and post your question using Yabbly’s Ask Me Anything interface. Yabbly will create a customized thread, and you’ll be notified when the expert replies with an answer to your question. You may also want to find a similar question that’s been asked before, and then “follow” that conversation. Upvoting other users’ questions increases the chances that a host will answer them, as well.
Although Yabbly could be used for any purpose, the discussion-based platform
platform really shines when it comes to helping people learn about obscure topics. Rather than wondering about what it’s like to be a reality show “villain,” for example, Yabbly users can find out the answer from someone who’s actually been through that situation before. The platform has also become a useful tool for entrepreneurs who are hoping to gain insight from successful founders and leaders in their industries.
What we liked:
What we didn’t like: