Ran across ChaCha again over at TechCrunch, and finally gave it a try. Here’s a transcript of my human guided search:
Status: Connecting …
Status: Looking for a guide …
Status: Connected to guide: joshua(79876)
joshua(79876): Welcome to ChaCha!
You: Hey there
You: I need some good business cartoons
joshua(79876): Welcome to ChaCha! Please wait a moment while I search for your results.
joshua(79876): Please be more specific as to what you’re looking for on this topic.
You: I just need some funny business cartoons for a presentation
You: Where could I purchase some?
joshua(79876): does it matter of what business the cartoons are about
You: Generic business
You: Sales and stuff
Then results started appearing in the right column:
I waited until four results showed up. to continue:
You: Cool, that Andertoons looks good
joshua(79876): no probuno momento por favor
joshua(79876): lno problem
joshua(79876): anything else i can help with today
joshua(79876): k have a nice day and thanks for choosing chacha
joshua(79876): Please RATE ME. Thanks for using ChaCha.
Status: Session ended.
I rated the guide as “GREAT” even though the results I got were under the heading “Health > Conditions and Diseases”
ChaCha is interesting, but dreadfully slow in a “I’ll just Google that real quick” world.
Anyway, kinda weird, but nice being #1.
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