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