1:44 AM

The giant social networking site Facebook is cooking the latest feature named Facebook Questions (Still in Beta).

500M Facebook users, ready to answer your Questions. Yes that's right! 500M Facebook users might be answering your question. I could compare this Twitter and Plurk but the difference is, your question is publicly seen by the said number of users. Unlike in two popular micro-blogging site, your status or question only available to your followers.

Well, it's not really the two micro-blogging sites Facebook's trying to compete but rather Yahoo! answers.

Here's a bit of information from Facbook's Blog.

Ask Anything, Get Quality Answers

Facebook Questions helps you tap into the collective knowledge of the more than 500 million people on Facebook. For example, if you're vacationing in Costa Rica and want to know the best places to surf, you can use Facebook Questions to get answers from nearby surfing enthusiasts. Because questions will also appear to your friends and their friends, you'll receive answers that are more personalized to you.

To ask a question to the community, just click the "Ask Question" button at the top of the homepage. You can also ask questions about your friends from their profiles, similarly to how you would post on their Walls.