Amazon has just launched a new website called Askville. Askville is a place where you can ask any question on any topic and get real answers from real people. It’s a fun place to meet others with similar interests to you and a place where you can share what you know. You can learn something new every day or help and meet others using your knowledge. It’s new, and best of all, it’s free!
Askville is a place to share knowledge about any topic versus a message board which is designed to focus on one primary topic. So in one sense Askville is a multi-message board community. However, to help the community find high quality answers in each topic we give experience points to users based on how good their answers are in a particular topic.
Askville was running is a closed beta for about 6 months and is now open to the general public.