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Posts Tagged ‘Quora’

Q: Is Quora Like Twitter? A: Not Really, But Tweets Sure Drive Traffic To It

You’ve likely seen friends posting links to Quora in their Twitter feeds and on Facebook by now and wondered what the latest fuss was about. You’ve probably even heard people call Quora the next Twitter. And while Quora may not be that, Twitter and Facebook have certainly played a large part in driving its growth.
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Should Twitter Do A Quora And Let You Follow Topics (As Well As People)?

Over the past week or so I’ve been spending a lot of time on Quora – and if I’m honest, totally at the expense of Twitter. More on that in a moment.

Quora, in case you haven’t heard, is “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.” It’s kind of like a really smart Yahoo Answers meets Wikipedia, with a big dollop of Twitter-ness thrown in. It works really well.

I registered my name on Quora (the site insists on real names, as opposed to aliases, corporations or silliness, which I think is a very smart move) quite a while ago but have only begun to get into it seriously in the past few days. I’ve submitted a couple of questions, weighed in with answers on many more, and I’m having a blast. So much so, in fact, that I’ve been spending a lot less time on Twitter. This got me thinking: how, and why, did this happen?

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