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Today’s photo of the day challenge of the day for #humpday asked fans if they knew which mountain this was….
If you guessed Mount Everest then you’re correct!
Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak of 29,029ft about sea level. If we’re measuring from the center of the Earth, which, why not, then it’s the 5th tallest mountain. It’s located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas with an international border between China and Nepal running across the precise summit point.
It was originally documented as Peak XV in 1856, but just under ten years later it was given the official name by the Royal Geographical Society. Because Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners at the time, the British explorers had no idea that Tibetans had always called Everest, “Chomolungma.”
- Suraya Akbarza, Ask.com
For today’s Throwback Thursday photo challenge we asked fans, What is this book? And yes…it was definitely made into a movie.
If you guessed The Grapes of Wrath, you were right!
Most everyone has read The Grapes of Wrath, but not many people remember it from their high school required reading list. It was written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. Steinbeck not only won the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for this novel, but in 1962 he was awarded with the Nobel Prize!
If you had the misfortune of attending a school where this book was not in the curriculum, or you’ve just plum forgot the whole thing, go check out this American realism classic about a family migrating west during The Great Depression. Or, just watch the movie starring Henry Fonda.
-Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com
Players rack up points and compete to win prizes by correctly answering trivia questions related to the current and past Disrupt conferences, speakers at the show, and general industry trivia. They can earn points either at our live trivia booth in a head-to-head competition or on our website, AskDisruption.com. Winners of the live trivia rounds are able to even grab cash in our Ask.com Cash Booth. Q&A Disruption is our play-anywhere (from any device) Ask.com trivia game built for Disrupt SF 2011 attendees. Today’s contest came down to a final, last-minute live trivia showdown between our first and second place contestants to determine our winner, see below for pictures!
I also had a chance to check out some of the conference’s speakers today, including an excellent kickoff speech from former TechCrunch Co-Editor Michael Arrington, a Fireside Chat by Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, a Founder Story from Dustin Moskovitz from Facebook and Asana, and a Startup Battlefield Competition, where entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a group of potential investors in front of a live audience.
All in all, it was an action-packed first day and a promising start to the conference. There’s bound to be some exciting announcements throughout- stay tuned for more info and dont forget to play at AskDisruption.com for a chance to win cool prizes!
Sheree Polonsky, Public Relations
We’re excited to share that the Ask.com “Skip the Line” trivia game has officially arrived to kick off the summer season for the guests of Six Flags Parks! Check out today’s ClickZ coverage of the news.
The Ask for iPhone app was updated late last week to detect users within the vicinity of Six Flags parks in 10 major cities across the country. Based on that location, the app will now launch the Six Flags “Skip the Line” game where users earn points for answering trivia questions correctly. For every correct answer, guests increase their chances of winning a ticket to the front of the ride line.
Location-based rewards and offers are clearly huge right now, and we see questions and answers as a natural tie-in to this model. Prior to launching the iPhone app last fall, we actually tested an SMS-based trivia game and “skip the line” incentive with Six Flags across three major markets and saw some encouraging results: 9 percent of guests engaged in the game, generating 90,000 texts, with 65% of those folks engaging multiple times. Naturally, the question with the most engagement was “How old is Justin Bieber?” Are you surprised? It was the year of Bieber fever, after all!
Time will tell which question will entice park goers most this year, but one thing we know for sure is that a growing number of park guests own smart phones, which means this year’s promotion should produce similarly successful results. With a location-aware trigger and new features like a player scoreboard and posting scores on Facebook, the in-app “Skip the Line” Q&A trivia game is well-positioned to create a fun mobile experience for guests as they wait for their favorite attractions.
For Ask, this campaign is exciting for a number of reasons, not the least of which is discovering how users receive and engage with location-based games and offers within our app. This will help us determine not only new features, but potentially new ways we can engage brands in using our platform to power their own offers down the road.
So download the app nowif you haven’t already, and get to a Six Flags park this month to play & win & scream!
Robbie Waeschenfelder, Director, Brand Marketing