My Initial Analysis of Quora

So I  jumped on the Quora band wagon. I’m too much of a coward to ask or answer any questions yet, but I made a chart with my initial impressions.Quora VS Yahoo Answers - a Venn Diagram

Yeah. That about sums up my feelings for now.


22 Responses to My Initial Analysis of Quora

  1. Dino Dogan January 15, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    ANother post about Quora, ey? At least you went the creative route…for that I thank you 🙂

    • Jay January 15, 2011 at 11:16 am #

      I am nothing but creative. I haven’t used it enough to make up a real decision on it.

  2. Tim Soulo January 15, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    yeah! my first experience with Quora was rather cool, cause I saw lots of smart questions and even smarter answers. Now what I see is a couple of studends who wish to have their homework done by professionals.

    • Jay January 15, 2011 at 11:17 am #

      Dude, that would be awesome. Crowd-sourced homework is something I wish I had in school.

  3. Carlee Mallard January 15, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    ahhh how I love Venn Diagrams!

    But Jay… I have to disagree. I didn’t see a whole lot of dumb questions. I was actually impressed by the quality of content… you know for the 5 minutes I looked at it. I would expect a dumb question here and there.

    • Jay January 15, 2011 at 11:17 am #

      This is my impression from 5 minutes of use. I’m probably following the wrong people and topics because I’m obsessed with cats and Godzilla films.

      • Brad January 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

        If Quora can get the smart people of the world to calculate how large a cat would have to be to take out Godzilla, then it’s a website the world has been waiting, nay, needing, since its inception.

        • Jay January 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

          If someone develops that site, I will be the first person to sign up.

      • Carlee Mallard January 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

        Ahhhhh I can’t “like” your comment. Dammit!!!

  4. Jerome Pineau January 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Most of the questions are fairly decent actually. In my opinion, it’s their UX that really blows - not to mention their notification system - which is why I kinda stepped off a bit.

    • Jay January 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

      Yeah, I hated the whole “e-mail for every single action” approach. I’ve turned off all the e-mails, but I’m not really logging in to check it either.

  5. Renee January 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Hilarious and so true!

    • Jay January 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

      I only blog the truth.

      And hyperbole.

  6. Mark W. Schaefer January 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    LOVED this. Basically you hit the main point of my analysis ( http://bit.ly/dIvOZ7 ) but much more succinctly. Also the comments on my blog point to the time suck on this one. Thanks for the inventive post!

    • Jay January 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

      Your post has the best. title. ever.

  7. Shannon Johnson January 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Love this! Sums up how I feel about it right now as well. I’m still working up a more solid opinion, but I think it has a lot of potential. *At least* Quora tries to guide the types of questions you ask before you put them out there.

    • Jay January 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

      I’ve heard arguments for and against that. I think it would be weird to see my question merged with another, but I can see some value in it. Maybe it’s something that will change over time.

  8. Lunar January 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    Best post EVER!!! I’m still laughing at this and I’ve seen it for days now. I didn’t even know what Quora is and I think this just explained to me everything I need to know about it.

    Love your blog. I’m suprrised you haven’t done anything on all these social media focused browsers. PLEASE do a review of Rockmelt!!

  9. Melanie E January 21, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Awesome post! Cracked me up. Thanks


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