May 09, 2007
Quick Answers to Quick Questions: FactBites, Answers.com, and more
Sometimes you don't need or want a big Web search for your question -- all you want are a few statistics or a quick definition. At those times, you might be better off not using Yahoo or Google or any of the other big search engines. Instead go right to one of the many quick reference tools available online.
You've probably all heard of Wikipedia already, so I won't talk much about that. Answers.com partners with Wikipedia, Thesaurus.com, and several other online reference tools to combine these various resources in one place. Do a search at Answers.com, and find encyclopedia articles, dictionary definitions, translations, thesaurus terms, and more. Another quick option is FactBites. Personally, I enjoy FactBites when I want a collection of stats and definitions without a lot of digging. They give you the information, bulleted and easy to read, with a link and reference to the original source. Very tidy and easy to use.
Posted by pfa at May 9, 2007 08:49 AM