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MiaMia : Ask Anything, Get Email or SMS Answers. Sometimes.


No, I didn't edit that image, that's actually the first question that pops up on MyMiaMia's flash intro banner. While I'm not certain it's a reference I would make when trying to flog my awesome new web app, it did make me stick around and try it out.

It's a slick concept. Visit the website and type in your query, get an answer sent to your email or cell phone via SMS. Your answers will probably arrive with a short, ceontextual ad at the end (at some point - right now it's just a placeholder).

I figured their example of a dictionary word was child's play, so I threw them a curve: Who played Ash in Army of Darkness? To my amazement, here was the reply: "Bruce Lorne Campbell an American actor, producer, writer and director, best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy of horror/slapstick movies."



Slap my mouth and call me Sally, it works. Sure, it was a tad slow - about two to four minutes from the time I asked until I received my answer - but that's pretty damn accurate. Ok MiaMia, you passed my first test. Let's try something harder.

What is Downloadsquad? "Downloadsquad is a website where you can download different applications from PC to Celular phone." Er...no, no it's not. Still, on my third attempt MiaMia nailed Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and that's not too shabby.

Now it may be that I was just tired and didn't enter my phone number properly to test the SMS reply option, but I couldn't get that to work. And the goofy phone input form has got to go. People want a form that looks like a form, as I learned from my uSniff post.

Useful? Yes. Fast? No, not so much. Perfect? Anything but. Still, it's got fantastic potential, and it's fun to try to stump MiaMia.

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Tags: answers, questions, search, web 2.0, Web2.0

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