I shall hit it with my hating stick.
All it is is a search engine, like Google, and Yahho (Except 6000 times worse) and does NOT give you answers, merely search results.
Ask.com: 1st Result A Brief History on movies at the cinema!
Me: Why can't Ask.com implode?
Ask.com: 1st Result 10 HOUR Pr0n DVD'Z 4 DOwnloaDINg LOLZ!!!11
Me: Ah.. I think i'm gonna go use Google now...
Little Alvin: Try Google, it's way better!