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August 12, 2010

Get Your Tweet On (and other product updates)...

We've been super busy since the Ask.com Q&A launch a few weeks ago, and wanted to share a few product updates:

First, a big thank you to our users for the feedback (the good, the bad and the ugly!) post launch. Our theme users weren't shy about the fact they miss the look and feel of their themes. Rest assured, we hear you loud and clear - stay tuned for a new feature, rolling out early next week, that will enable homepage content (for theme users) to fade out when the mouse and keyboard are idle, leaving an unobstructed view.

Second, we wanted to shed a little light on the new Tweet Button now featured within the answer for Question of the Day.  Twitter just announced this capability today (you can read more on their blog here) and we’re excited to be a launch partner. The Tweet Button makes it possible for you to easily share information you find on the new Ask.com  - no more jumping through hoops, shortening links or leaving your current site experience to make a Tweet happen.

We’re initially rolling this out on the results of Question of the Day, but ultimately we think this could be useful in a variety of ways – such as sharing an insightful answer from our Ask Community with your Twitter followers. Making it possible for our users to share both questions and answers across their social networks is a huge priority for us, and today is a first step in making that sharing process simple and intuitive.

Let us know what you think of the button, and where else you might like to see it show up!

Jason Rupp, Director, Product Management  & Ben Henry, Software Engineer

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