Ask MeFi made Business Week's Best of the Web list for "Research" September 16, 2005 4:19 PM   Subscribe

I just realized today that Ask MeFi made Business Week's Best of the Web list for "Research" but I didn't notice in time to have everyone stuff the ballot box on public voting so we got last place. heh.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 4:19 PM (22 comments total)

See? beat Amazon. We could have done that too.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:21 PM on September 16, 2005

Yay us!
posted by blue_beetle at 4:23 PM on September 16, 2005

So, since it's officially the best of the web, can I make an FPP of Ask.Me?
posted by stet at 4:45 PM on September 16, 2005

No. Get back in your kennel or you'll get the hose again.
posted by loquacious at 5:38 PM on September 16, 2005

i wouldn't be so proud--we're really good at providing market research because there are so many product/service questions.

posted by amberglow at 8:18 PM on September 16, 2005

pwned again.
posted by OmieWise at 8:19 PM on September 16, 2005

Business Week?? We don't need no stinkin' Business Week !
posted by R. Mutt at 8:30 PM on September 16, 2005

Why make it easy for the moneyed masses? If they're so damn good at research, they would have found us already.
posted by Miko at 9:13 PM on September 16, 2005

also, metafilter was down for quite some time today...
posted by delmoi at 9:14 PM on September 16, 2005

I'd read MightyGoods more often if their damn RSS feed stated it was updated, for whatever reason my Feed on Feeds script thinks it never updates.

Hooray for Ask MeFi, last in the polls, first in our hearts, or something like that right?
posted by riffola at 9:23 PM on September 16, 2005

We made Business Week? Awesome. If we make a blurb in the Economist that makes us actually corporate.
posted by geoff. at 9:47 PM on September 16, 2005

AskMe is already having trouble scaling. The last thing we need is a horde of mouth-breathers bigger than the one we got on November 18th cluttering it with their idiotic Dear Abbey and cat hairball questions. Less is more.

*Puts away gas can, tosses match into thread*
posted by Ryvar at 10:04 PM on September 16, 2005

Ryvar: I suggest you enter askme via. the "ask me archives" and click the catagories that intrest you.
posted by delmoi at 11:04 PM on September 16, 2005

ryvar - member since: July 15, 2002
ryvar, is it true that when you get old you get cranky?
posted by Cranberry at 11:57 PM on September 16, 2005

Wait are you suggesting I'm going to get crankier?
posted by Ryvar at 12:46 AM on September 17, 2005

Amazing but true, Ryvar. Like a supergiant unto a neutron star to a singularity, so go you.

Now get offa my lawn.
posted by loquacious at 2:56 AM on September 17, 2005

Defective Yeti, however, has beaten the Onion in their "humor" category! (and, but we all saw that coming). Yay, shadowkeeper!
posted by yhbc at 6:45 AM on September 17, 2005

This is worrying, and something to watch for, given this news and publicity: WalMart Infects the Blogosphere - Except it's Super Secret, so Shhhhh ... ---... I found out that krempasky at is working as a node for the WalBorg: "I've recently taken a position with Edelman in DC, the world's largest independent public relations firm.
Almost every blogger faces a conflict between his or her writing and the day job. So here's my attempt at resolving that...
My work largely focuses on helping companies appropriately shift conversations online, to not only build a better image - but to actually be better online citizens. The first account I've had the pleasure to work on is that gigantic little company based in Bentonville, Arkansas. ..."

posted by amberglow at 11:11 AM on September 17, 2005

The list was aided, in no small part, by our readers. Some of the best, such as the tech news site and the great group advice site Ask Metafilter, came from sharp-eyed readers and have become some of our new favorites.

Awesome praise, and I like Business Week just fine, thanks. Great work, Matt; AskMe really is one of the most simple and effective advice sites I've ever seen.
posted by mediareport at 12:19 AM on September 18, 2005

Man, non-rigged elections suck.
posted by darukaru at 9:59 AM on September 18, 2005

This is worrying
You should probably just assume that everyone you meet on the Internet is being paid by the organization you most hate in the world. That way you won't be surprised if it actually turns out to be true.
posted by darukaru at 10:00 AM on September 18, 2005

I'm missing how is a research tool.
posted by scarabic at 10:09 AM on September 18, 2005

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