Ask Jeeves Knows it All :)

Dec 9, 2005 - 12:29 pm 1 by
Filed Under Ask.com

You know those people that rarely listen and just talk and talk? They ask questions, and answer them for themselves. They listen to the first part of your question and ignore the last part?

Well, I caught Ask Jeeves possibly doing that. :) Here is the story line....

ask-time.gif I received a sales call from the 206 area code. I often use Ask to look up local times, when I am not familiar with a particular area code. I searched on 206 area code which told me right away that the "206 is an area code in Washington." Right there I knew I was looking at the west coast, but I decided to click on the link that said, "Local Time", which queried Ask automatically time in washington. It had the correct time, however, the box below began to answer a question I did not ask. So when I wanted to refresh the page, by hitting the go button, I noticed that Washington had the same local time as me, in New York. I then looked closer and I noticed it answered my question as "washington, dc" the second time around. Keep in mind that I search on 206 and then clicked on local time, I did not enter in "time in washington", Ask did that for itself.

Ask, you know it all.

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