Tue 1st June 2010, 8:41pm
QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Tue 1st June 2010, 4:22pm)
So my question (which I will not be asking on formspring) is, why is Jimmy Wales doing this? He doesn't get paid for answering the questions (unless he has some special relationship with formspring that isn't disclosed). Nor does he need the social networking boost or the publicity boost. So why would he participate in such an endeavour? I don't see the upside for him.
It adds to his "in touch with the people", "I'm very accessible" persona. And, I'll bet that he and the boys in the Wikia Lab have been talking about implementing an identical feature on their WikiaNswers sub-site or similar, so this could be a field trial of some sort.
Nah, that's too deliberate for a man of Jimbo's limited capacity.
Maybe he's hoping for a cute woman to ask him about his favorite Dunedin restaurant.