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Do you ask your friends questions on Facebook? Well, because a lot of people do, Facebook has now decided that a Questions feature would be nice. So they’re introducing one.

Personally, I think it’s a good idea. After all, Q&A sites are quite popular right now, so why not get in on the action? Facebook, after all, is the most trafficked website online. Allowing users to ask questions and answer them might actually result in more usage. At the very least, it could lead to more page views on Facebook, which could lead to more advertising dollars for Facebook’s pocketbook.

No problem, right? They’re a business. Let them make the money.

I agree. But will the average user see it that way? I mean, one of the hallmark features of the Questions format is that friends of your friends will be able to respond directly to your questions. Is that what you want? If not, then you shouldn’t use Facebook Questions.

I see this feature getting used a lot by businesses. The blog post doesn’t say whether or not Admins of fan pages will be able to ask or answer questions. If not now, then I think it will come to that at some point in the future. Even if it doesn’t, what’s to stop a business person from asking questions of potential customers and getting those questions answered, which will ultimately lead to the beginning of a Facebook relationship. See where I’m going with this?

Is the Facebook Questions feature a good one? I think it’s good for business. It may even be good for consumers. But will you use it?

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