Today, Mail.ru, a leading portal in Russia, lunched social search service Ответы@Mail.Ru [Answers@Mail.ru]. This is Q&A system, when one users gives answers for questions posted by other users. It's look like some kind of forum, well known thing in Old Internet, rather as usual search engine. In press-release (see link below), Mail.ru makes accent on human beings giving the answers in contradiction to machines and sophisticated algorithms uses in conventional search engines. Special rating systems (roughly: -1 for question, +1 for answer, and additional +1 for best answer valued by inquiring person) will allow to assign expert status for active users, who gives correct and useful answers in some area of knowledge.
This is the first service of such kind running in Russia.
//Mail.ru (in Russian)