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8 Tips for Using Quora

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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The media world has been ablaze with the word Quora since the site announced its official launch at the end of 2010. Some of you may have heard and I imagine that many of you have not. Here is the basic breakdown of Quora put simply by the website’s About Us section:

Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question.

To make a long story short, Quora exists to create a system where the community polices, creates, and builds content around questions. The very existence of Quora can be traced back to Wikipedia. We can see many similarities between the two sites. Wikipedia is content created by individuals and Quora is questions answered by individuals. There are plenty of other differences but we will leave that to another article.

There have been plenty of suggestions in the world wide web on reasons to use Quora. In their quest for online knowledge domination people have been building content portals for years! Quora is just another in a long line of data development sites. However, all kidding aside there are some good reasons to use Quora in the world of digital communication.

1. Content is Community Organized and Edited. The site allows for people to vote on answers to questions which ranks the question as an “upvote” or “downvote.” This can help you (the reader) sort through answers to find the right one for you.

2. Quality Comes with Voting. Something is to be said that there is more a chance for quality content when users can rank answers. Also, Quora recruited experts in their fields in order to provide quality answers to questions asked by the community.

There is the community and networking element of Quora that is also important but the true value lies in the content being created by the individuals on the site. So how do you get started in this world of questions, answers, networking, and trending? Let’s take a look.

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