Most early adopters are passionate people. They have opinions, dammit, & they want the world to know. I’m no different.
Quora recently won best new company @ the Crunchies (a show put on by TechCrunch). And I’m not surprised one bit! Crowd sourcing has never been more popular. The people have never had more power. It may seem that we have too many social bubbles to keep up with, I’m advocating making room for 1 more.
Quora, in it’s most basic format, is a Question & Answer platform. To those of us that have been using, it’s quite possibly the great concentration of bright thinkers on the web. This will change as more people join – but – I expect the platform will remain geared towards truly intriguing topics, ideas, etc.
I’ve already been able to gain a considerable amount of insight on topics that I knew a little about but could definitely stand to learn more. The more I use the platform, the more excited I get.
Much as we promote our blogs, linkedin, Twitter, etc. accounts – we will eventually be doing this w/ Quora. And while these other forums give you a chance to speak, it’s in snippets & brief statements.
Knowledge can’t always be summed up in 140 characters. Sometimes, we need to roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the thought stream to discover the answers.
Sign up for an account. Setup a few questions and answer a few questions. And start building up some credits in the intellectual currency department. You might be thankful you did down the road!
((NOTE: I have no affiliation w/ Quora @ all other then being a user))