Social Website Opportunity: Personal advice market
by phil on Monday Dec 22, 2008 5:38 PM
Just like there are knowledge markets like Answers.Yahoo.com and the former Google Answers, I would like to see one for personal advice. One of my favorite sites is the Ask.MetaFilter human relations category. I often read the threads and scan for the most highly rated comments to see what people really think is great advice. MetaFilter could theoretically instate a karma system, so that users who provide good feedback become highly noted. (there's other reasons that MetaFilter doesn't do this)
I'd see a site like this as a way for people to get some practice as counselors, psychiatrists, or consultants in a open and safe forum, one that provides immediate feedback.