Yahoo! Answers sponsored questions

Steve Rubel reports on Yahoo! Answers decision to start carrying “sponsored questions” – advertising by another name. The reaction, he says, has mostly been positive from users who recognise that free services need to be commercially supported somehow. However, he says, as the company moves to commericalise its other communities – work is already underway at Flickr – there are risks of consumer alienation. One to watch.

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