On the Fence? Play a Hunch.com
Site asks questions, then makes recommendations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2009 10:08 AM CDT
Users can contribute to make the site better.   (Hunch.com)
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(Newser) – A new website is ready to answer your queries, but it wants to get to know you first. Hunch.com, created by MIT scientists, asks a series of questions before making a recommendation—say, which car to buy, where to go on vacation, what campy movie to watch. It offers 2,400 decision topics, 14,000 follow-up questions, and more than 50,000 results, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

The head of product design for the site says it’s a big improvement on Yahoo Answers because Yahoo doesn’t get “smarter every time somebody uses it," she tells TechCrunch. With Hunch, “Anyone can add a new set of sub-questions to main question, and improve the overall results in the same way that many people can contribute to the same Wikipedia article to make it better.”