A Question-and-Answer site with a focus on building communities.
Our goal is to create a Q&A marketplace that supports growing communities and sets the standard for a dependable source of knowledge.-Alex L., Askville
It's often people, not web sites, who have the best answers to questions.
Search engines are very powerful at finding products or web pages, but they aren't very good at providing advice. Askville's emphasis on social interactions as well as answering questions is what has made it one of the largest community Q&A sites on the web.
Initially incubated within Amazon.com and chartered to drive innovation in the Question and Answer space, Askville is now managed by A9. Since the transition, our team has been exploring how to extend the reach of the site and, at the same time, support the existing community.
Problems must be understood from technical and social angles. For example, we continually invest in innovative methods to get answers to our questioners quickly. That doesn't just mean deploying faster servers and algorithms. It also means understanding how Askville is used, and deploying solutions that builds on our customers' engagement level and particpation style.
Our community generates the interesting questions and informative answers that define Askville. We build the systems that make exchanges seamless, and make it easier for our customers to engage with each other as much or as little as they want.
We’re a small, tight-knit team, working together to shape the core of Askville. We have the freedom and independence to truly innovate in the social space. We learn fast and iterate quickly, implementing the best ideas that emerge.
What drives us is building the systems that let communities form and evolve.