ChaCha.me, the new question and answer social network service from ChaCha, can now be accessed via mobile devices. This enables users to ask and answer questions from their mobile phones and see the activity posted live to their ChaCha.me page and on other social networks such as Facebook. Additionally, users can now get instant mobile alerts when a question is asked of them, allowing responses while on the go.
“Since we launched ChaCha.me just weeks ago, we have seen explosive growth. ChaCha.me is fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, and now our users can interact through SMS texting,” says Scott Jones, CEO of ChaCha. “This is significant because now anybody with a ChaCha.me account can answer questions anywhere within the ChaCha service. For example, you can ask me questions directly by preceding your question with @scottjones, and then when I answer it, via mobile or online, it shows up on my personal and very public Q&A page, in a permanent ‘personal interview’ format. Businesses can use this functionality to create dynamic, real-time FAQ capabilities for their customers. Imagine a chef in the kitchen answering questions about an entrée from patrons dining in the restaurant right now! The possibilities are compelling.”
ChaCha today also introduces a number of other compelling new features to ChaCha.me, including these:
Bloggers and website owners can get live feeds of this dynamic Q&A content posted automatically to their own webpage or blog via a simple widget (HTML connection) that ties directly to their ChaCha.me profile, and feeds their Q&A updates live to their blog or webpage. The widget link is http://me.chacha.com/widgets.
Users can easily tie their questions and answers to other social networks and services including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, and Blogger. For example, businesses and celebrities who have their own websites can simply select the ChaCha widget, add it to their website, and users can then ask them questions right on their homepage. When the business or celebrity chooses to answer the question, the answers will post instantly to their website, their ChaCha.me page, their Facebook fan page, and more.
Users on ChaCha.me can also be alerted via SMS text or email at the moment their question is answered, a one-of-a-kind service.
Users can now post an unlimited number of photos to their profile page, personalize their page, and enjoy a new “network view” that shows recent activities of everyone they are following.
ChaCha says that additional major features are coming to the social network soon, including:
ChaCha.me users will be able to search all other users by demographic, including location, gender, and age. For example, it will be easy for users living in New York to find and interact with others their age living in New York.
Users will be able to post and find out what others are doing “in the moment” with a new “what are you doing now?” feature.
ChaCha (www.chacha.com) has emerged as the #1 way for marketers to engage teens and young adults. Through its unique “smart friend” platform, ChaCha has answered over 500 million questions since launch from approximately 15 million unique users per month via SMS text (242-242™), online (http://www.chacha.com), Twitter (@chacha), Facebook app, iPhone app, and voice (1-800-2-ChaCha™). Working with major brands such as Paramount, AT&T, Palm, Johnson&Johnson, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and presidential political campaigns, ChaCha.com is one of the fastest growing mobile and online publishers according to Nielsen and Quantcast.
ChaCha was founded by proven innovator and entrepreneur, Scott Jones, and is funded by Bezos Expeditions; Morton Meyerson, former President and Vice Chairman of EDS as well as Chairman and CEO of Perot Systems; Rod Canion, founding CEO of Compaq Computer; the Simon family; and Jack Gill, Silicon Valley venture capitalist.