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Yahoo Answers Hits One Billion Answers

Yahoo Answers — by far the largest answer search engine on the web — says it passed the one billion answer mark within the past week.

In today’s announcement, Yahoo has also shared several other interesting stats about the Q&A service:

Yahoo! Answers currently receives:

823,966 questions and answers per day…

that works out to 34,331 per hour or 572 per minute

which is 10 questions and answers posted EVERY second!

Last December, Yahoo announced that Answers has more than 200 million users around the world, with 350,000 new visitors per day.

Of note: Today’s post says Yahoo answers is “available in 9 languages across 21 countries.” But back in October, a Yahoo blog post said the service was “available in 26 markets and 12 languages.” I’m trying to find out which three languages and five countries/markets no longer have a localized Yahoo Answers.

Postscript: Yahoo explains that the difference in countries/languages is because there are five markets with three languages in Asia that are on a different platform and not included in the count used in the most recent blog post.

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