Fluther

Fluther is a question-and-answer social community providing solutions to users' inquiries on any topic.

The Fluther team joined Twitter on December 21, 2010, but Fluther continues to exist as an independent product. It is a free Q&A collective that specializes in getting fast answers from the right people.

It accepts questions on any subject, and has a few key differences from other Q&A sites:

1. Technology: Fluther's matching algorithm sends personalized questions to every user based on their expertise and site usage. It also features real-time interaction, so you can receive answers and follow-up live; each question feels like its own chat room.

2. Community: Fluther has a high bar for quality and community interaction. There is a team of volunteer moderators to enforce the guidelines, and there are no external incentives for submitting questions and answers (besides increasing your "lurve" score). This leads to a relatively high level of discourse, and a close-knit community. Each user can also follow their own "fluther" of interesting people, enabling more filtering and less noise.

3. Design: Fluther has a quirky and humorous voice, and an ornate design that has been carefully crafted.

Fluther also has an iPhone web application which allows users to get answers wherever they are.

Founders:  Andrew McClain, Ben Finkel

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