Post a Picture, Get an Answer

PicAnswers LLC announced yesterday the launch of a picture question and answer site called, appropriately enough, PicAnswers ( ). I thought a site like this would be kind of pedestrian but as always the Internet amazes me with what it’ll ask questions about.

You’ll get the idea from the front page of the site — it’s like an answers site, with images. There are a series of pictures with questions attached to them. The pictures at the moment include what appear to be bones on a beach, what look like anime photoshopped llamas, an old tobacco can, and someone’s broken patio ceiling. The questions range from “Is this valuable?” to “What IS this?” and “How do I fix this?” Most of the questions I looked at had some kind of answer, and most of the time it was a useful answer.

The front page has the most recent question, with additional tabs for the most popular and most discussed questions (“Is this a toothpick or a food skewer?”) On the right there’s a tag cloud and on the left there’s categories for browsing. You can also do a keyword search; I did a search for “bird” and got questions from birdcages to bird eggs to a Ford Firebird that turned out to be a Thunderbird.

Some of the questions are, admittedly, very goofy, but a lot of them are useful and really not the kinds of questions you could ask without pictures (look in the Tools and Construction section of the site.) I would love to see RSS feeds for this site.

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