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Fluther - How is it different from Aardvark's (www.aardvark.com) service?

Asked by santoshannamalai (132 points ) December 23rd, 2010

I am already using a similar service (according to me) called “aardvark”. I would like to know how is it different from? What are the out-of-the-box features @fluther that I don’t see it on other similar services like aardvark?

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santoshannamalai's avatar

@YARNLADY I didn’t get you. Could you please explain? tx

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m saying it isn’t that different.

Cruiser's avatar

All these fantastic Jellies are here

janbb's avatar

Since most of us aren’t familiar with Aardvark, why not look around here yourself, check out some of the Q&As in the Meta section about Fluther features and make an assesment for yourself? We do have a great pool of members – hope you stay.

Fred931's avatar

I’m trying to look at vark.com, but it seems that, instead of posting a public question like on Fluther, the Aardvark service finds someone who matches topics of a question and is online to give a single answer.

Here, anyone can answer. Community is a huge part of what makes Fluther so awesome. Questions asked on Fluther start discussions, not a search for one person’s answer.

marinelife's avatar

When I looked at aardvark, I noticed what @Fred931 said. It seems to lack the sense of community. You cannot pick and choose what questions to answer.

Fred931's avatar

I wonder how many people wind up with only NSFW questions. ~

Trillian's avatar

This is not a service. We make no guarntees. If you ask a frivolous question, I at least, will give you a frivolous answer.

Fred931's avatar

@Trillian Don’t forget me following up with silly pictures.

Dog's avatar

Jellyfish are respected monarchs of the sea.
Aardvarks are road kill.

Seelix's avatar

I just took a look at vark.com as well and it seems that it might be useful for recommendations, but not so much for discussion. Here there are a lot of “What do you think about…” and “What’s your favourite…” type questions that help to build the community that others have mentioned.
Almost every question asked here gets a ton of answers, and they’re often very different from one another. You get to see what other people think about a topic, and make friends along the way.

iamthemob's avatar

Seeing the articles on it (thanks for hat link, @Seelix),! I agree with @Seelix.

It seems that aardvark is using social networks as a sort of smart search engine, and giving you an answer from a RT source. This site is less of a direct Q&A and builds a social network/community through people asking questions and responding.

If I wanted a one-off, sort of like tailored google search, I would use aardvark. If I want to see if there are questions I’m not even thinking of, and want to talk about and develop an idea, I’d come here.

Trillian's avatar

@Dog “monarchs”? Really? I feel more reverent already. ;-)

Dr_C's avatar

The ladies here are much better looking.
also, we have cookies.

andrew's avatar

It’s similar to aardvark in that we route questions—but we have much more of a web presence. Questions here are much more public. You normally get quite a bit more answers, more quickly here.

YARNLADY's avatar

@andrew Hi, it’s nice of you to drop by. Happy Holidays.

Blueroses's avatar

@Dr_C and the men are stronger and the children are all above average.

talljasperman's avatar

I can’t tell because Aardvark won’t let me on without a password and a username edit I tried yark.com and I never got an answer… Fluther is different because it is a community… while Yark.com is a Question and Answer site.

talljasperman's avatar

@Fred931 oops…I lost my glasses… I just followed the link you gave…. apparently I don’t know how sign in to ask a question if you are not living in The United States

santoshannamalai's avatar

@talljasperman @Fred931 what is NSFW? @Blueroses @YARNLADY @andrew @Dr_C @Trillian @iamthemob @Seelix @Dog Thanks a lot guys. All your contributions have given me a clear picture about fluther! FYI am not from aardvark team lolz..Am just a kid wana know more about social media and I work for a startup company that owns moodler (http://moodler.in), a social network (few weeks old) to track your friends’ moods.

I agree to the fact that I get to meet more people by asking a question. Either its funny or serious, people just bounce back and start interacting. I love asking funny questions to stir the fire in you lolz..will come back with more funny rocking questions. Tx a ton guys..Merry Christmas ‘n’ Prosperous New Year. Let this year bring all fortunes you deserve in life.

Cheers.

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Fred931's avatar

@santoshannamalai NSFW = “Not Safe For Work”

santoshannamalai's avatar

@Fred931 Do you think that my question is not safe for work? I am sorry if I have misunderstood your point.

tx

Fred931's avatar

@santoshannamalai NSFW = porn or other inappropriateness that you wouldn’t want your boss seeing over your shoulder at work.

Eggie's avatar

the type of people you meet in here

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