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Type of businessPrivate

Type of site

Social network service
Available inIndian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Turkish, Thai, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Indonesian
FoundedSeptember 2009
HeadquartersKrakow, Poland, New York, New York
No. of locations2
Key peopleMichał Borkowski, Tomasz Kraus
IndustryEducational Technology
Websitebrainly.com
RegistrationNot required
Users100,000,000+
Current statusActive [ONLINE]

Brainly is a multinational educational technology company based in Krakow, Poland[1] and New York, United States. Brainly operates a group of social learning networks for students and educators. It has over 100 million unique users monthly from over 35 countries (as of January 2018). The first website launched in 2009[2] in Poland under the name Zadane.pl. Brainly inspires students to share and explore knowledge in a collaborative community, and engage in peer-to-peer educational assistance. The network has elements of gamification in the form of motivational points and ranks, and encourages users to engage in the online community by asking questions and answering those of other students.[3]

About[edit]

Brainly is a social learning community for students that encourages collaborative learning. It is a social media platform strictly connected to education and learning. It uses social networking features to connect users who intend to share their knowledge within the online community.[4] The site is dedicated to Middle School, High School, and College students,[5] as well as teachers, parents and other educators. Brainly is a free Q&A website customized for each country of operation, but offers a paid program to view verified answers, which are handpicked by moderators. The goal is to inspire students to learn within a collaborative environment and expand their knowledge by focusing primarily on homework help. Brainly users come from over 35 countries, and the total size of community is 100 million unique users monthly by January 2017.[6] Brainly operates as a desktopwebsite, iOS app and Android apps.

History[edit]

Initially called Zadane.pl, the company was founded in 2009 in Poland by Michał Borkowski (current chief executive officer), Tomasz Kraus and Łukasz Haluch. The first million unique users monthly was achieved within 6 months after the release. In January 2011, the company announced Znanija.com, the first international project dedicated to Russian language speakers.[7] Several other versions in multiple languages for the following markets included Turkey (eodev.com), Latin America and Spain (brainly.lat) and Brazil (brainly.com.br). In December 2013, seven new language versions of Brainly were released, include the English language (brainly.com), Indonesian (brainly.co.id), Indian (brainly.in), Filipino (brainly.ph), Thai language (brainly-thailand.com),[8]Romanian (brainly.ro) and Italian (brainly.it) sites. Brainly was initially funded by the co-founders, but then raised funds from Point Nine Capital[9] and Business Angels in 2012.[10][11] In October 2014, the company announced that it had raised another round of funding from General Catalyst Partners, Runa Capital and other venture capital firms.[12] The total amount of the investment was $9 million and allowed further product development, as well as the opening of the US-based headquarters in New York City.[13][14]

In May 2016, another funding round of $18 million of combined debt and equity was disclosed.[15] In June 2016, Brainly acquired the US-based OpenStudy.[16][17]

In October 2017, Brainly raised $14 million in the funding round led by Kulczyk Investments.[18] The total funds raised by the company since its establishment, is reported to be $38.5 million.[19] In January 2018, Brainly announced it had acquired the video education start-up, Bask,[20] to bring video technology to the Brainly platform.[21]

Website[edit]

General overview[edit]

Brainly provides questions and answers for students looking for help with homework-related tasks. They can post questions to the community, who offer help in return. Users may post comments to every question and answer and can freely collaborate on problems.[22] All questions are categorized by subject, respective of country and school level.

Gamification[edit]

Each user is given a fixed amount points upon registration, which they can use to ask questions.[23] Points are mainly earned by answering questions, however there are specific activities, which can earn a user additional points. Each respondent is awarded half of the points given by the inquirer for each answer. Additionally, the author of the question gets the chance to choose one of the answers as the best (for the "Brainliest" award), which awards both the authors of the question and the answer additional points. The website also features rankings (daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly) of users with the highest number of points gained by answering questions respectively to the correct category chosen on the leaderboards. (“Brainliest Users”).

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Social interactions between users are concentrated around a few functions of the platform: the chat/private messaging[5] system, comments sections in user profiles and comments sections in the question threads. Whereas the first is used for private conversations between the users, the latter two are utilized for collaboration on questions and social interactions within the community. Each user can create their own network of connections by friending other users.

Moderators[edit]

A group of users on the site are given the special designation of Moderator.[24] Moderators are responsible for ensuring that the quality of questions, answers, and social interactions are extremely high on the site. Moderators also assist and guide users through the site and explain how the site works. There is an emergency Moderator contact list [1] for users that are trying to contact a Moderator with a site-related emergency. It consists of "mrwhite," "Powerlifter84," "JaySL," "Dasetka," "Greenrune113," "Insidious," and "Porshia."[25]

References[edit]

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  2. ^Adam, Łopusiewicz. http://mamstartup.pl/aktualnosci/4984/54-swiata-do-konca-roku-brainly "54% świata do końca roku - Brainly", Mam Startup, 8 January 2014. Retrieved on 27 May 2014
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  4. ^https://www.knowledgepool.com/knowledge-centre/social-learning-taster.pdfSocial Learning Discoveries Report Autumn 2012
  5. ^ abMoser, Shay. http://socialmediatoday.com/shaybmoser/2211406/brainly-customer-community-student-support "Social Startups: Brainly Is the Customer Community for Student Support", Socialmedia Today, 27 February 2014. Retrieved on 28 May 2014
  6. ^"Brainly.co - For students. By students". brainly.co. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  7. ^Degeler, Andrii. http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/03/17/crowdsourced-school-homework-brainly-plans-take-us-market-success-europe/ "Crowdsourced school homework: How Brainly plans to teach the US after success in Europe", The Next Web, 17 March 2014. Retrieved on 28 May 2014
  8. ^Millward, Steven. http://www.techinasia.com/crowdsourced-homework-helper-brainly-launches-asia/ "Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia"], Tech in Asia, 15 April 2014. Retrieved on 20 May 2014.
  9. ^O'Hear, Steve. https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/social-learning-network-brainly-raises-500k-from-point-nine-capital-angels/ "Social Learning Network Brainly Raises $500k from Point Nine Capital, Angiels", TechCrunch, 12 September 2012. Retrieved on 28 May 2014
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  12. ^O'Hear, Steve. "Schoolwork Q&A Site Brainly Scores $9M Series A To Answer The U.S. Expansion Question". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  13. ^PRNewswire. https://www.cnbc.com/id/102089516#. "Brainly Expands to U.S. with $9M Venture Funding Led by General Catalyst", "CNBC", 15 October 2014. Retrieved on 19 October 2014
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  15. ^"Form D: Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities". US Securities and Exchange Commission. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. }
  16. ^"Brainly Acquires US Social Learning Platform, OpenStudy - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  17. ^"Social Learning Platform OpenStudy Joins the Brainly Community". Press release. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  18. ^"EdTech Startup Brainly Closes $14 Million - NewsCenter.io". NewsCenter.io. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  19. ^Shieber, Jonathan. "Brainly raises $14 million for its Quora-for-kids education tech". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  20. ^http://www.usebask.com
  21. ^https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/25/brainly-bask/
  22. ^Coleman, Alison. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisoncoleman/2014/05/16/global-ed-tech-disruption-from-poland-crowdsourced-homework/ "Global Ed-Tech Disruption From Poland: Crowdsourced Homework", Forbes, 16 May 2014. Retrieved on 21 May 2014.
  23. ^Johnson, Thomas. http://recode.net/2014/01/18/brainly-aims-to-bring-social-learning-to-u-s/ "Brainly Aims to Bring Social Learning to U.S.", re/code, 18 January 2014. Retrieved on 28 May 2014
  24. ^"Who are Moderators?". WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  25. ^"Emergency Moderator Contact List". WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 

About Brainly

When launching an internet business, the acronym KISS (Keep It Super Simple) is often the key to success, and Brainly, a collaborative community of more that 30 million worldwide users helping one another to learn and explore, claims to have taken this to heart. All you have to do is ask a question related to your subject and get an answer. What could be more simple than that?

Headquartered in Poland, Brainly claims to bring students of all ages together from across 35 countries and 12 languages, with a stated goal of reaching more than 100 million users by the end of 2015. And considering their position as the largest social learning network, their recent $9 million Series A funding, and media attention from popular outlets such as Forbes and TechCrunch, the company appears to be well on its way.

But although the concept may be simple, how exactly does Brainly work?

Ask a Question, Get an Answer: How Brainly Works

Let’s say you’re working on some algebra homework and become stuck on a specific problem. You’ve looked through your book and asked a couple friends, but you just don’t know how to solve it. It’s getting kind of late and your eyes are becoming heavy, and you just need to finish this last problem before you can go to bed.

In an instance like this, Brainly might be able to provide a solution. This points-based Q&A website claims to provide crowd sourcing for homework, which can allow you to learn and explore answers related to your problems. This includes subjects such as english, mathematics, social studies, business, and history. Before asking your question (or even signing up for an account) though, you can browse Brainly’s fairly extensive archive of past questions and answers.

Asking Questions on Brainly

In order to ask a question, you’ll first need to sign up for a Brainly account by manually entering your information, or you can use your Facebook credentials for a faster signup process. Then, after signing up and deciding which question to ask, you simply need to choose a subject from a drop down list, type your question, and then press the “Ask a question” button.

According to Brainly, any questions you ask should be straightforward and should not contain links to external sources. And if the question is complex, it may be better answered in multiple questions. However, once your question is posted, Brainly claims that 80% get answered within 10 minutes (see more about this in the Consumer Feedback section).

For each question that you ask, Brainly provides the ability to receive up to 2 acceptable answers, which are verified by a team of 450 moderators for accuracy, and who will delete answers if they contain too many errors. Also, if you don’t understand one of the answers, you can request further information for clarification.

For getting your homework questions answered on the go, Brainly also has apps available for Android and iOS devices.

Brainly’s Points-Based System

Brainly’s services are offered free of charge, although they are points-based. In other words, when answering questions, if yours is deemed the best, the you’ll receive 50% of the total points offered by the user who’s asking the question. And when it comes time to ask your own question, you’ll award points to the user who best answers it.

However, before you start answering questions, you can earn 20 points for registering your Brainly account, 10 points for completing your profile, 10 for verifying your email address, and another 5 for logging in once daily. In addition, if you’re the one asking a question, you’ll receive 25% of the total points for choosing the best answer.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Brainly?

Although Brainly has been in business since 2009, the company recently entered the U.S. market in early 2014. With this said, Brainly appears to have a very positive online reputation, and most users appear to have enjoyed using the site and receiving answers to their homework problems.

Outside of technical issues related to their mobile apps, some of Brainly’s most common complaints/criticisms are related to questions that take a long time to receive an answer, with some appearing to go unanswered altogether. In addition, some teachers have expressed concern that Brainly may provide students with answers to their homework problems, but this doesn’t mean that they’re being taught how to arrive at the answers themselves (most related to math), which could be problematic when test time comes.

Bottom Line: Can Brainly Help You Solve Your Homework Problems?

Overall, Brainly’s simple concept and extremely large user base means that the site is easy to use, and you’ll very likely receive answers to any of your homework problems in 10 minutes or less. Brainly could be especially useful for students who are strong in one or more subjects but are weak in others, because the website gives you the ability to exchange knowledge with others all across the globe.

However, keep in mind that although answers are claimed to be verified by a team of 450 Brainly volunteer moderators, you’ll almost certainly want to have your answers double checked before you turn them in to your teacher.

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  • Pretty funky and buggy

    • By Shukant Pal,
    • Uttar Pradesh, India,
    • Mar 13, 2018
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    This site is very unprofessional. There is no concept of text formatting or even previewing your answer, especially while using math symbols. I tried to answer many questions, but in the end, I find that the answers are totally absurd because of the improper math. There isn't even an option to edit the answer. I really started hating the featureless site and decided to delete my account.

    Also, most questions are improperly asked. I think this site is a waste of time for smart/brilliant students.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Bad

    My review on Brainly is bad because not only do they delete your questions, they report people who are literally asking questions like I've been reported 40 times already, and Brainly literally sucks. Why? Because I've tried ten times to write a question but Brainly thinks it contains inappropriate language when it doesn't.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    The website went downhill

    Okay first off, OpenStudy came out first. That existed and annoyed people because it was very buggy, but people liked using it and sometimes wasted their money on it as well. Then about 5 years later (this year) the guys decided to close it and make Brainly, the huge new thing. I hated that because it cost points to ask a question that rarely got answered, and even if they did, sometimes it was wrong or not helpful at all. I got used to it, and I was fine until now.

    They decided to add subscriptions for, wait for it, $15 a month. Overkill; it made Brainly just like all the other websites. The problem with subscriptions is you can't view "verified" answers. Verified answers are normally 100% right, however, there is a 5% chance of them being wrong. That's pretty much all, it's good unless the help you're looking for is verified, unless you want to waste 15 bucks a month.

    Don't use Brainly; Peeranswer.com works just as well.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Money

    When I first started using Brainly, I loved it because I could get help with my homework for FREE. Recently, when I went back to school and came here looking for help, it said I had to pay to see verified answers. As someone who can barely afford their own medications, this made me both sad and angry. I thought I could get help for free, but apparently, I can't because I can't afford to pay $14 a month for a website I barely use. This is extremely unfair to us sad, money-less people.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Run by teens

    My daughter wasted most of her summer trying to become a moderator. In return, she was excited to get volunteer hours to up her chances at scholarships. Little did we know that she would be managed by a bunch of teenagers looking for reasons to hand out warning points just because. One child she was reporting to is 13, which isn't even old enough to be on Brainly as a moderator. This is a horribly run company run by children.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Amazing!

    • By Cher Stoup,
    • San Diego, CA,
    • Aug 12, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I'm a moderator on Brainly, I have been for about three years, and I love it. Even before being a moderator, when I was just a regular user, I loved it. Everyone was super helpful, and I got answers super quick! I would definitely recommend this to friends that are either excelling in school or failing. It helps both.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Good, but not too good.

    • By Nevaeh,
    • Glendale, AZ,
    • Apr 14, 2017
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    Brainly is a "sit where you can ask and answer questions," although you can earn points, and without at least 10 points, you can no longer ask a question.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Report options and answer count

    • By Kiyo,
    • Stockton, CA,
    • Mar 31, 2017
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    I do like Brainly; it has helped me with many of my assignments. But there are some things that annoyed/bothered me while I try to help others. It would be better if there could be four answers on a question, instead of two.

    The report button options for comments (replying to answers) should have an "incorrect answer" option. Because some people put the answers in the comments, hence there can only be two answers.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Why did Brainly do this!

    I loved it until they deleted my account and would not register me in again! I love this site and they need to give me my account back.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Unbelievable

    • By Rokaya,
    • UK,
    • Apr 4, 2016
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    This is my 5th account in Brainly. After an argument on the chat with another person (she was asking me personal questions), I got removed, but not her. All I said was "stop it" and "don't ask me that". My other accounts were removed for no reason, as usual. My brother has it and is talking to the leader of the website, asking why and what happened. Even after all of this, it can be a very good site for homework, helping, but that is a very rare chance, because many people go on it just to cause DRAMA.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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