Quora is a question-and-answer
website where users make inquiries, answer them, and modify and organize them.
It was Co-established
by previous Facebook representatives – Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever in June
2009, and was made available to people in general on June 2010.
The magnificence of
Quora is its validness and authenticity. It is a stage for sharing knowledge,
rather than information, where one can expect genuine answers, with certainties
and evidences. The Quora people group incorporates some notable individuals,
for instance, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Andreessen, Dustin Moskovitz, Jimmy Wales,
Stephen Fry, John Green (creator), Adrián Lamo, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama,
and so forth.
So for example, if you
make an inquiry calling attention to Jimmy Wales (Founder of Wikipedia), you
can expect the genuine Jimmy Wales to really come and answer your inquiry!
CTO Adam D’Angelo believes that the future is about creating more knowledge and
adding a layer of reputation to the fast-growing internet. And that is why he
started Quora, his first real attempt at being a startup CEO.”
Regardless of the way
that, Quora resembles any similarity of Facebook, Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers,
Answers.com, yet works in an unexpected way. Real names are obligatory, and you
have to login using either your Google or Facebook account, or register there.
You can follow topics, questions and people, and in the same manner their activities
will appear on your feed. You can like or dislike an answer, or even comment on
one, if you wish to.
In early 20s, when most
of us try to figure out what to do with life, Adam D’Angelo came up with the
idea of a website which had answers to every question. Quora’s business model
didn’t sound like anything interesting, because it was similar to Yahoo Answers
or Answer.com. Quora made its upper hand and created a differentiation on one
major thing- the people who answer these questions on the website.
Quora is a medium which
connects individuals who share knowledge with the people who require it. For instance, Mark Zukerberg had acquired “Nextstop”,
after being suggested on Quora. He had put up an inquiry on Quora- “What
start-ups would be good talent acquisitions for Facebook?”
By the mid of 2011, Quora
not only upgraded its website but also launched an official Android and iPhone
application as well.
The time of 2013 saw
various new advancements which included- introduction of a blogging platform,
Statistics etc. It has now come to a point where it has become home to more
than 16 million answers on 400,000 subjects, and has over 1.5 million visitors
monthly at a growth rate of 300% across all user metrics.