Who Still Cares About Quora?

I looked through my bookmarks and found Quora was still hanging out there. Does anyone use it? Anyone?

Is this a stupid question I should ask on Quora? Will the experts there have any answer that makes sense and will fill my head with knowledge. Or it just turn into a self-promotional fight of social media expert ninja gurus trying to prove to me that they are on Quora so I need to be on Quora or social media as we know it will become meaningless and useless.

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Screw it. I’m going to hang out of Twitter where the self-promotional bullshit doesn’t come in the form of an answer.


13 Responses to Who Still Cares About Quora?

  1. Michael Netsch May 26, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Shouldn’t the headline read: Who still cares about Quora?

    • Jay May 26, 2011 at 7:57 am #

      Yeah, I messed that up.

  2. Aaron May 26, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    They got lots to improve! still a little messy and too little users and traffic. Perhaps 160k a day? Compared to answers.com that have more than 40million a day

    • Jay May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Yeah, the design is so-so and doesn’t engage me.

      Also, the topics that aren’t related to tech are filled with crazies.

  3. Brankica May 26, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    I started using it to see what the big fuss was about and after a few (like 2 I think) answers I forgot about it. I don’t like it. I like Twitter though cause I can spy on you there 😛

    • Jay May 26, 2011 at 10:53 am #

      It’s all about where people can stalk me, isn’t it?

  4. Dan May 26, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    I was reprimanded for just putting a link back to my site and a sentence of text. I guess I should have written 4 paragraphs of bullshit as well.The site just seems like a place where the social media “elite” can hang out and pontificate about their crap and be even more pompous.

    you nailed it here:

    “self-promotional bullshit doesn’t come in the form of an answer.”

    • Jay May 26, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      God forbid any information lives off of Quora, and has references to actual research. Or you just don’t want to write a five paragraph blog post over again.

  5. Morgan May 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Holy shit I hate Quora. I want it to die a horrible death. I saw an entire article written about the benefits of using Quora the other day and almost barfed. I exclaimed my disgust in the comments. Of course they didn’t bother to reply to me but replied to everyone else who praised the person for “such a good idea”.

    The article even said that you could become an authority on Quora and actually get clients! “WTF,” I said. “That’s like me going to Yahoo! Questions, answering a whole bunch of poorly structured questions within my field of knowledge and then expecting my client ratio to rise by a million just cause I answered a couple questions to people who don’t give a crap about who I am or what I do.”

    I don’t know a single person who uses it, thank god.

    • Morgan May 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      I mean, Yahoo! Answers, whatever.

  6. Jerome Pineau May 27, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Quora smelled like a big turd from day one. Horrible design. StackOverflow platform still rules!

  7. Opollo Mantis November 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Seriously. Quora is the most worthless website I’ve seen in quite some time. Half of their questions are stupid Justin Beiber questions or other pop-culture garbage. What a joke!? Horrible content, absolutely nothing of actual value to anyone. . . avoid at all costs!

  8. MeiteiPakhang November 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    I hate quora.Once I wanted to be a member out of curiosity.You can’t be one just like that!!A moderator messaged me telling my name sounds fictional, that I must furnish my real facebook ID, and unless I do so in 2 days my account will be cancelled.Like I give a damn!!Never went there again.It’s full of people who think they are better than us plebs.Contrast it with Yahoo Answers.I have found the smartest and friendliest people answering questions there, not to mention the not-so-smart who are welcome on Yahoo Answers with fictional fancy names and try their bit to answer and question.