Dumbfounded by Quora? You never heard of it? No worries. Me either, till today. I actually kind of just stumbled upon it through an article I read in Chief Content Officer (CCO) Magazine.
I find the entire concept fascinating. It’s another component of the social media world that I can take part in.
After my initial sign up on the site, (which only took a minute; all you need is your full name, E-mail and password) I was ready to start “Quoraing.”
According to the site, Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question.
Sounds pretty neat, huh? My initial reaction to the site was that it’s a cross between Twitter and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. I say this because you can “follow” different topics and you can add your own answers to questions and topics just like Wikipedia allows you to do.
I frequently use Google to find the answers to many questions. It appears that Quora is another tool to use on the Web when surfing for answers.
I found out that Quora was Co-founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. Both guys worked for Facebook and hold degrees in Computer Science. I browsed the rest of the “team” and it appears that every person holds some type of computer degree from either Caltech, Harvard, or Standford. Pretty impressive I must say. The site also has a detailed Private Policy and Terms and Services section.
No matter what your interests are, Quora appears to be a unique platform where you can search from topics ranging from music, travel, cooking, science and so much more! I am already “following” sports, politics and SEO. I made my first post on the sports page.
I am excited to start searching the site and to take part in the conversations. I have no idea if Quora will become as huge as Twitter, Wikipedia, or Facebook. I don’t know the impact it will have on businesses and companies, if any. Time will tell. In the mean time, I will be navigating the site and adding my own input. Quora appears to be a neatly organized smorgasbord of Q&A’s and topics, and I am ready to divulge in the information.
Stay tuned on my updates and how I think Quora will do in the social media world!
Off to “Qweet.” )