Hi, I’m a quoraholic. Have you heard of this website? www.quora.com
Quora connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you.
In a nutshell, it’s a question & answer website. Like the old school Yahoo Answers or WikiAnswers that were the common search results on Google.
It was started by two geniuses, Adam D’Angelo & Charlie Cheever. Adam was Facebook’s first CTO and Charlie was a well known Einstein from Harvard University. Adam left Facebook with a ton of shares (being one of the first employees) to start up Quora.
This website is extremely addicting. I compare it to how hooked I was about Twitter over the past few years.
When I was using Twitter, it was interested to get involved in the conversations of what certain people were having. It was almost like eavesdropping on what the “movers and shakers” of the world were talking about. This is fun to do if you are learning something along the way. Still, you could follow anyone you want and listen in on any conversation around.
To me, Quora addresses the lack of substance around the responses on Twitter. The little text message tweets (limited to 142 characters or whatever it is) leave much to be desired. Quora allows those same individuals that I would follow on Twitter a medium where they could answer and debate the responses to questions that are active in the world today. That’s where I get hooked. I am stuck reading the collected thoughts and arguments of those who’s opinions I find most interesting. Twitter starts the thought, asks the question and/or begins the debate. Quora is where you go to finish it and settle it once and for all. The Quora community will shower the best answer with their votes. The highest number of votes wins!
There are so many things to do on the site besides following common questions. One of my favorite things to do is follow the topic “Movies.” In doing this, the site becomes an place where people can discuss their interpretation of the meanings of certain films. I would be doing the same thing with a friend in person (as long as they’ve seen the movie). Of course I would have to wait until I found someone that watched the film and wanted to discuss it further. On Quora, I can feed that need instantly.
Check this one out about the movie Gladiator:
Whether it’s following a Topic, Question, or Person, Quora is like being in a room of philosophers discussing the world. Kinda reminds me of Socrates and his endless questioning the status quo.
I wonder what questions Socrates would ask if he were alive today?
Well what are you waiting for? Try it out and ask some questions you’ve always wanted to know. Oh, and when you get brave enough, try answering a question or two! :)