Quora is a question-and-answer
website where clients make inquiries, answer them, and alter and organize them.
It was Co-established
by previous Facebook representatives – Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever in
June 2009, and was made accessible to people in general on June 2010.
The magnificence of
Quora is its authenticity. It is a stage for sharing knowledge, rather than data,
where one can expect genuine answers, with certainties and evidences. The Quora
people group incorporates some notable individuals, for example, 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.”
Despite the fact that,
Quora is like any semblance of Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers,
Answers.com, yet works in an unexpected way. Genuine names are obligatory, and you
have to login using either your Facebook or Google account, or make a record there.
You can follow topics, questions and people, and in the same manner their action
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 created its competitive advantage and created a
differentiation on one major thing- the people who answer these questions on
Quora is a medium which
connects people who share knowledge with the people who need 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 redesigned 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.