quora

  • Drumo Is Quora For Cities

    It’s hard when you’re new to a city and have no friends. When I visit a new city I tend to hide in trees and behind garbage bins and watch people from afar, seeing where they go to eat and socialize. Then I go to those places at night, when they’re closed, and sniff the air for their scent. However, Drumo offers an improved method for finding out specific things about a… Read More

  • Q: When Will Quora Release An iPhone App? A: Now.

    Q: When Will Quora Release An iPhone App? A: Now.

    Quora can be an addiction. You visit the site just to see what’s going on, 30 minutes later you’re still there. Today, the addiction goes mobile. Finally. The service has just released their first iOS native app. Tailored for the iPhone and iPod touch, I can safely say that it’s awesome. I’ve been testing it out for the past few days, and my own personal usage of… Read More

  • Quora Gets Threaded Comments, Comment Voting, Editing And Images

    Quora Gets Threaded Comments, Comment Voting, Editing And Images

    Q&A site Quora has just unveiled a revamp of its commenting system, the most notable change being the implementation of a threaded commenting feature for the discussions under a question and its subsequent answers. The new threaded comments allow users to reply to specific comments in an answer thread, intuitively by entering text into the Reply box under each comment. Read More

  • If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    Earlier today, I was checking out some new questions in the TechCrunch topic area on Quora. One in particular caught my eye: How was TechCrunch traffic affected by their major redesign in July 2011? This has been something I’ve seen asked here and there given the radical changes we implemented — and, I assume, given the audience issues Gawker faced after their recent redesign. Read More

  • As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location

    As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location

    Some of the most interesting and relevant content on Quora are related to places. But up until now, Quora hasn’t done much to focus that data using location. Today, they’re starting to. A new feature going live shortly will allow users to set location information for topics. For example, if there’s a topic about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, you can now drop a pin… Read More

  • Facebook Asks People To Post Questions About Interning At Facebook, On Quora

    Facebook Asks People To Post Questions About Interning At Facebook, On Quora

    Yes yes I know Facebook Questions pivoted into some kind of “poll your friends” thing back in March but still this is sort of funny, simply because it’s the most symbolic concession of the Q&A space I’ve seen from Facebook yet. Hey, people interested in interning at Facebook, ask a question about it, ON QUORA. Read More

  • Quora Attempts To Cut Through The Noise With ‘Browse’

    Quora Attempts To Cut Through The Noise With ‘Browse’

    If you’re going to go through all the trouble of streamlining your Topic pages and creating Topic Groups, you might as well develop an over-arching way to get your users psyched about Topics. Quora Browse, a beautifully  redesigned Browse page that is once again an effort to prevent this type of user confusion surrounding ways to get to the content they care about. Read More

  • Quora Testing User Credits For “Ask To Answer” Questions

    Quora Testing User Credits For “Ask To Answer” Questions

    Quora has just launched a bundle of interesting initiatives over the past day or so, all signs that the Q&A site is trying to figure itself out. First of all, the company has begun testing something called “Ask to Answer Suggestions” where users start out with a budget of 500 Quora credits (Quoins?) and can offer to pay other users in credits to answer questions. The price… Read More

  • Quora Adds Video To Its Q&A Pages

    Quora Adds Video To Its Q&A Pages

    Quora, which is fresh of being one of the three chosen startups at Allen & Co conference, is adding the option to embed YouTube video in its answer pages, posts and question details this morning. The Q & A site recently redesigned in order to offer users a better way to search for content and this latest step is yet another in its effort to provide a better user experience. Read More

  • Allen & Co.’s Chosen Startups: Airbnb, Dropbox And Quora

    Allen & Co.’s Chosen Startups: Airbnb, Dropbox And Quora

    The Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho is a peculiar beast. Press aren’t allowed to attend or cover any of the panels and aren’t allowed in the storied Duchin bar. In addition, attendees are not allowed to talk to the press about the content of any of the meetings which makes for some interesting adventures in reporting. Still, despite restrictions… Read More

  • The Celebrity Moment

    The Celebrity Moment

    Earlier this week Turntable.fm crossed a milestone. No, it wasn’t hitting a reported 140K users one month after launching, nor was it being added to the list of portfolio companies for First Round Capital (granted it was just a logo refresh from  the company’s previous product incarnation, StickyBits). In fact, the ultimate sign that the crowdsourced music service had arrived was… Read More

  • Inspired By Wikipedia, Quora Aims For Relevancy With Topic Groups And Reorganized Topic Pages

    Quora has just announced a redesign of its Topic Pages and the introduction of Topic Groups, aiming to make information discovery and navigation on the site a little bit easier. The motivation behind these changes is a thrust towards ease of search and content relevancy on Quora, as there is currently a ton of content on the site that people need to figure out how to navigate. Now instead of… Read More

  • Chris Dixon Interviews Charlie Cheever of Quora

    (Founder Stories) Quora's Charlie Cheever On Building A Disruptive Knowledge Platform

    Last week at Disrupt, Chris Dixon did a version of Founder Stories onstage with Quora founder Charlie Cheever. We learned that Quora is not looking to sell, but we also learned a lot more. For instance, what convinced Cheever to quit Facebook with co-founder Adam D’Angelo was that tried to “imagine a world where I knew everything that I wanted to know, as long as someone else in… Read More

  • Charlie Cheever on Developments in Quora

    Charlie Cheever Explains The Difference Between Quora And Wikipedia

    Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever not only doesn’t want to sell his hot start-up but – as he told me backstage earlier this week at Disrupt – he even has an explicit non-goal of not selling the company. Non-goals or not, Cheever has a lot to smile about. Traffic is up to record levels at Quora and the site continues to be a paragon of innovation in the social space. In… Read More

  • Airbnb, Quora, and Uber Will Shake Things Up At Disrupt NYC

    Airbnb, Quora, and Uber Will Shake Things Up At Disrupt NYC

    At Disrupt NYC, we’re all about startups. We’ve culled two dozen of the hottest startups from over 500 applicants to launch at the event (which starts May 23, get tickets here). We are also bringing startups well on their way to disrupting existing markets onstage to share their experiences. Two sessions I am particularly excited about will bring the founders of Airbnb, Uber… Read More

  • Google Realtime Search Quietly Adds Quora, Gowalla, Others

    Google Realtime Search Quietly Adds Quora, Gowalla, Others

    Google Realtime Search is nothing new. For months it has existed as its own area within the search engine’s navigation to search for things happening in realtime. But up until now, that has meant mainly Twitter (thanks to Google’s data deal with that company). But earlier today, it appears Google flipped the switch to make Realtime Search a lot more useful. Namely, they’ve… Read More

  • Formspring Names Ro Choy COO; Has Answered Three Billion Questions To Date

    It’s been a big month in the Marino-Choy household. No sooner did Lisa Marino get promoted to CEO of the would-be comeback-kid RockYou, than did her husband Ro Choy get named COO of the surging Q&A site Formspring. Read More

  • Principal Facebook Tech Recruiter Andy Barton Moves To Quora

    Quora is hiring! How do we know? Well Facebook Tech Recruiter and Team Lead Andy Barton just tweeted that today is his first day at the Q&A service. Leaving Facebook along with Barton is Facebook product manager Sandra Liu Huang. After spending 4 years at Facebook, Andy Barton possibly has the most stacked Rolodex of any person in his field especially with regards to tech talent waiting… Read More

  • With Disclaimers, Health And Legal Knowledge Can Now Flourish On Quora

    With Disclaimers, Health And Legal Knowledge Can Now Flourish On Quora

    As regular readers of this site will be aware, we love Quora. We love it because of the wealth of knowledge that has poured out of seemingly all corners of the tech sphere and into the service. But the service itself has much broader goals than that. They want to be the organized brain-dump for all human knowledge. That obviously means a lot of verticals beyond technology. And a new feature… Read More

  • StackOverflow's Joel Spolsky on Why Not All Q&A Sites Are the Same

    (Founder Stories) Stack Exchange CEO: "Nobody Wants To Find Yahoo Answers In Their Search Results"

    There sure are a lot of Q&A sites on the Internet, but not all Q&A sites are the same. In the Founder Stories video above, Stack Exchange CEO Joel Spolsky talks about the origins of Q&A sites and his competition. Stack Exchange operates Stack Overflow and other peer-reviewed knowledge sites. Spolsky minces no words in his contempt for the Big Daddy of Q&A sites, Yahoo… Read More

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