By combining an answer voting mechanism and a reward addiction loop (upvotes are crack) with a strict identity requirement and a one-to-many follower model, Quora started solving the problem of extracting high-quality experiential knowledge out of humanity’s collective head and getting it into structured form on the internet.
As I wrote last week, Quora is the new way to learn. I’ve been using it actively since the iOS launch to offer my expertise in social, music, and self-help areas.
Think of Quora as a social platform with the requisite follow, share, and vote (like) buttons a la Facebook and an open encyclopedia like Wikipedia.
Try it and learn from others.