3 Guys in a Garage Launches TheyAnswer Social Network for Questions and Answers

You Ask...Your Friends, Family, and Trusted Contacts Answer

Jan 26, 2010, 05:00 ET from 3 Guys in a Garage LLC

ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Social media incubator 3 Guys in a Garage has launched TheyAnswer (http://www.theyanswer.com), a social networking tool for sharing questions and answers. The service enables users to ask and answer questions via their social networks of contacts, and TheyAnswer determines which contacts are most likely to answer each question.

Unlike many Q&A and review sites where users cannot differentiate between marketers' responses and consumers' responses, TheyAnswer was built on the premise that people get more genuine answers and prefer reviews from sources they know. "Getting targeted answers and recommendations from people you know means you don't have to waste time sorting through ads," said Surabhi Jani, co-founder. "You trust your contacts more than you trust marketers, and your contacts give you better answers because they know you better."

Each user creates a profile by completing a simple form and either adding existing contacts from their email address book or inviting new contacts via email. When asking a question, the user has three options: Send a direct question to one contact in their network, send a question to multiple contacts selected automatically by TheyAnswer, or refine the question by selecting from popular categories. Contacts may respond on the site or via email to the user.

"We created a very simple design that's easy to use like Google, and our name is self-explanatory," explains Colin McNab, co-founder. "However, behind-the-scenes, TheyAnswer uses over 100 criteria to target questions to the right people and learn over time."

Website and blog owners can add a button to let visitors ask them questions on TheyAnswer, and anyone can share profiles and content with other social networking sites.

About TheyAnswer

TheyAnswer.com is the easiest way to share questions and answers with contacts online. Using an adaptive algorithm developed by a Yale and MIT graduate, TheyAnswer sends your question to those contacts with the highest probability of answering. No scrolling address books, lengthy contact forms, or annoying BCC emails. Send a question to multiple contacts with one click, and receive questions and answers on one page for easy access and sharing. TheyAnswer was created by Atlanta-based 3 Guys in a Garage. For more information, visit http://www.theyanswer.com.

SOURCE 3 Guys in a Garage LLC