A new trend that has recently become popular online is knowledge sharing. Specific Web services are bringing together professionals, writers, and college students to create a vast knowledge base, special knowledge-sharing communities, and questions and answers that can benefit anyone in any field. And the best news of all is these sites are usually free for everyone to enjoy. It’s like having a live encyclopedia of experts at one’s fingertips!
A collaborative, question-driven knowledge system compiles questions and answers on thousands of topics, organizes the topics, and provides easy access to the knowledge base for users. College students benefit because they learn about a variety of topics or may contribute what they know. They can also form communities for those with similar interests so they can work together to create a reliable source of information on specific topics.
Writers enjoy many benefits as well. They can write on topics of interest and share their knowledge with others. Writers can also use the knowledge base as a source of research for their work. A question-driven knowledge system enables writers, college students, and others to ask questions on topics that do not yet appear. Then an expert in that particular field can provide a reliable, knowledgeable answer. It’s a quick, easy way to get the research needed for books, articles, essays, term papers, and editorial writings.
How the “Share and Create” System Works
A properly-operated knowledge site will work smoothly and provide easy search mechanisms for finding questions and answers. Users won’t have to worry about redundant questions. Some sites will provide a bookmark feature so questions can be saved for future reference or for update notifications. Other features that are beneficial include a discussion forum that is separate from the knowledge base, community-building features, and the ability to check the editing history of a question or of a contributor.
A knowledge-based create-and-share website may offer incentives for contributions such as free advertising or ad revenue sharing. These benefits will increase more and more as the knowledge base grows and attracts new college students, writers, and professionals. The advertising is usually targeted, based on the questions and answers that are contributed, so users get free exposure to their targeted audience.
Research Topics on Anything and Everything
Though the question and answer system on a knowledge-driven site is usually very well organized and targeted, it is also being expanded on a daily basis to cover thousands of topics. The topics might be about anything, including gardening, parenting, pets, gas mileage, mortgages, health, beauty, interest rates, travel, medical, science, and water conservation. That’s why so many college students and writers find this type of service useful. They often research a variety of topics on a regular basis, so this system provides one source for all around the clock.
With a high-quality, question-driven knowledge system, college students and writers are able to share their interests and knowledge with others as well as get the answers they need through this unique system. It provides a two-fold benefit for all those who ask and answer questions for knowledge creation and sharing.