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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Start-up pays people to answer questions online

CNET News.com: "A new social search site that pays people to answer questions from visitors will become publicly available on Monday.
ChaCha.com will pay 'guides' up to $10 per hour spent searching for Web sites that contain answers to user questions. Guides invite other guides to the site and can then earn 10 percent of what the invited guides earn, said Brad Bostic, ChaCha.com president and co-founder.
There are four levels of guides: apprentice, pro, master and elite. They will be able to earn reputations based on user ratings and how the system rates their performance, Bostic said.
The Web site also indexes the responses to questions and makes them available if they are pertinent to future queries."
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