Quora: Emerging Social NetworkDCI
Quora has managed to attract lot of users, since it went public. It is said to be the biggest blogging innovation in ten years.
Quora.com, an online knowledge market was founded by Facebook’s former CTO Adam D’Angelo. It was launched in December 2009 as a private beta service. It was made public on June 2010. Since then it has gained lots of attraction among Internet users. This site collects questions and answers and the users can create, edit and organize them. Critics call Quora as “an attractive, thoughtful, sensitive social network and one of the biggest revelations of 2010”.
Quora finds fans even in Google, as Irene Au, Google’s head of design, said, “I admire Quora’s design. That’s been a very successful design, not only visually, but also for interaction in terms of how they have built in mechanics for ensuring high quality content. For a Q&A site, it didn’t turn into a Yahoo Answers with spammy answers. There’s a lot of really rich high quality content there. It’s one of my favorite sites to visit on a daily basis now.”
Recently Quora has added a blogging service called Quora Posts.