Quora, Expertise Gone Social

Dan Kapla of Twilio on the rise of Quora:

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.


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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.