I'm trying out for a job at ChaCha

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  1. granville
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    ChaCha. It's a search engine and most interestingly, it's a new way to get quick answers to any question you might have. If you have a mobile device that supports it, you can text a question to 242242 (CHACHA) and a live ChaCha guide will answer your query within a couple of minutes (as a text message). It's useful for people who don't have time to search for answers themselves or don't have access to the internet. It's also a totally free service (except your phone carrier's texting fee). The search engine began operation back in 2006. The text messaging service started in January of this year.

    Why am I telling you about this? Well, I've signed up as a search guide for the texting service and am training to become a full time searcher. If I've passed the test, I'll be accepted into the system as a full guide and can then answer queries. I chose this job for several reasons:

    - I can do this at my home.
    - I'm good with computers, the internet, and finding things on the internet
    - I can choose WHENEVER I want to work without any sort of scheduling system. I can pop in or out whenever I want.
    - Pay depends solely upon the amount of questions I answer.
    - I'm pretty fast with a keyboard and navigation.

    I hope I get accepted as a guide! It's a good job for me with gas prices so high. I can choose my own work schedule as well. Anyone here heard about ChaCha?
     
  2. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    That sounds like a job I could do very well lol. Is this international or just US?
     
  3. granville
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    I'm fairly sure it's only US. The text service only supports US mobile devices. This is the website (which I stupidly forgot to post):

    https://www.chacha.com/

    You can try to email the tech support and ask them about international questions (or I guess even ask a guide!).

    I'm leaving for the day. I'll answer any questions or whatnot later. See ya!
     
  4. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

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    My first question would be:
    Ok, it's not international, but are they planning on expanding this in the near future?
     
  5. Prime

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    Oh cool! using google and answering peoples question sounds like good fun! /sarcastic
     
  6. martin88

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    Fun or not, you get paid.
     
  7. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    true, i'd do anything for money.


    and i mean anything.
     
  8. Linkiboy

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    Oh god, I remember there was a time back yonder a year or so ago when I used to harass ChaCha employees and post the logs in my secret little forum that I went on at the time.
     
  9. granville
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    If you harass them, they'll either report you or make fun of you. This one was particularly ticklish:

    Question: "Where can I find chicks to kiss?"
    Answer: "Try the local hen-house. One might even give you a peck."

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    ChaCha sounds cool, I wish it was international [​IMG]