Quote of the Day

“Google Answers is gone because Google isn’t in the people business, they’re in the computer programming business.”
Matt Haughey, quoted in Anil Dash’s analysis of Why Ask Metafilter works and Google Answers did not.
(Another juicy Anil quote: “Google doesn’t have a community to leverage”–which Anil follows with a discussion about place, rules, and moderation.)
Susan sez: Anil’s written a tremendous post for everyone interested in building community–I’d love to hear, however–if readers agree with Anil’s assumptions about Google’s failings–and where they see Y! Answers fitting in to Anil’s rules.
Bonus quote: At MiFi, Jim says
Google: Don’t be evil
MetaFilter: Don’t be an ass