What is Quora?
It’s a question and answer system that is all the rage right now.
- Take a little bit of Facebook, sprinkle in some Twitter, and add a dash of LinkedIN.
- Bake for a little over a year.
- Ask a question and enjoy!
There has been a lot hype that it’s going to replace blogging, be the go to source for all information and be the new credited source on the street. It has certainly trended up in the last few days.
I enjoy it and it’s very addictive.
You could get lost in reviewing the types of questions people have asked and reading the responses. A standard follow system keeps you on top of topics, questions, and users. Follow the people you’re interested in and ask them questions.
What I don’t enjoy are the bot acounts that are already up there. I’m really curious as to how Quora will handle it (my actual Quora question.)
I think that a service like this relies even more on human response as Twitter does.
A hyper-niche if you will.
If you have a massive following on Twitter or Facebook, you could already poll your audience for answers to a question. So why another service to pitch to?
- Power of crowd source?
- Focused content?
- Quality content?
So does this mean Quora is just poising itself to be acquired by Facebook? If not, how hard would it be for a company like Facebook to tweak their code and drop in Facebook Answers?
How about Twitter running a special filter just for voted up answers?
Pretty easy in my opinion.
Someone Will Attempt To Purchase Quora (soon.)
So Facebook – how long until you buy Quora?
Twitter – you interested?
Apple? You’ve got the coin.
Splash this around your palate and let me know what you think below.