Is Facebook set to become the 'folk reference desk' of the future? Maybe so, if the rollout of Facebook Answers is a success. From Information Today's NEWSBREAKS:
"What the evangelists of the Semantic Web say is true: the bigger the web gets, the harder it is to find what we want to know. To that end, the perennial concern for providing "answers" has again popped up-and this time indicators point toward a substantive change in the tone of the web, along the lines of the paradigm shift from directories to search engines. Two recent developments typify this change-Facebook Questions and Ask.com..."
More at "Facebook Questions & Ask.com: Cashing in on Mass Ignorance" (link).