Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Yabbly is a ‘Ask Me Anything‘ platform designed from the ground up.
If you’ve ever spent time reading, posting questions or otherwise participating in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything subreddit, you’re familiar with the concept of AMAs. Yabbly is a platform that allows users to participate in similar discussions. The main difference from the subreddit is that Yabbly was designed from the ground up for the specific purpose of hosting AMAs (whereas Reddit uses the standardized Reddit layout and format to facilitate the discussions). There are several interesting AMAs hosted on Yabbly, similar to the quality of those found on Reddit. On the front page, for instance, there are AMAs like “I had 8 kidney stones over a span of 10 years….” and “I fake reality in commercials, print, etc.” There are also more positive AMAs like “I just raised $451,868 on Kickstarter.” There’s even an AMA called “I’m Tom Leung. I’m the CEO of Yabbly.”
Every Yabbly user has a unique profile with an accompanying photo, so users are held more accountable for their questions. The layout is also visually appealing, making it easy to scroll through questions. If you like a question that another user proposes, there’s the opportunity to vote for it. The more votes a question gets, the higher it makes its way on the hosts list (and the more likely it is that the host will answer the question). There’s also the option to vote the post in the other direction. The ability to find intriguing AMAs is also easy, and Yabbly separates them into three categories: “Updated,” “Trending” and “Needs Love.” The third category gives AMAs that haven’t had much response a fairer shot at receiving more questions. If you’re interested in learning more from fellow individuals (or giving information to your peers), then Yabbly is a great place to bookmark.