Askalo

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askalo
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Web address askalo.info
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Collaboration
Registration Yes
Available language(s) Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Owner Yalwa
Created by Yalwa
Launched August 3, 2010
Alexa rank negative increase 385,189 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

Askalo (styled askalo) is a social networking and user-generated local question-and-answer (Q&A) site. Askalo users can ask questions about any local topic and share answers tailored to their individual needs.

History[edit]

Askalo was one of three local web applications, including Locanto and Yalwa, created by the German start-up company, Yalwa.

Site Operation[edit]

Location-based Q&A[edit]

Askalo questions and answers are focused on cities and local communities. The askalo communities are user-based. Users can post questions about geographic locations and receive responses from other users with local knowledge about these locations.[2]

Global Community[edit]

The Askalo Q&A sites are available in the following countries:

Argentina - Australia - Austria - Belgium - Bolivia - Canada - Chile - China - Colombia - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - France - Germany - Hong Kong - India - Ireland - Jamaica - Japan - Malaysia - Mexico - Netherlands - New Zealand - Pakistan - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Philippines - Puerto Rico - Singapore - South Africa - Spain - Switzerland - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom - United States - Uruguay - Venezuela

Languages that are currently covered: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

Criticism[edit]

On September 30, 2010, the Internet tools and apps reviewer Usefultools.com stated, "The main problem with Askalo is simply that it doesn’t yet have enough users. Most of the cities on the site have questions, but no answers."[3]

On December 9, 2010, commenting on the potential of Askalo, Social Media news website SocialMediaInfluence.com stated, "Askalo...[has]...not quite enough mass yet to get the response rate up."[4]

Askalo traffic rank is lower than 320,000[5] and is actually trending down.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Askalo.info Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ AppAppeal.com : Askalo Archived 1 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ UsefulTools.com : Ask a local Archived 1 February 2011 at WebCite
  4. ^ Social Media Influence: Start-up spotlight: askalo builds social user base for hyper-local Q&A Archived 1 February 2011 at WebCite
  5. ^ Alexa traffic ranking for Askalo.info Archived 1 February 2011 at WebCite

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