Tuesday, January 29

discover [quora]

Ever heard of quora?

Quora is your best source of knowledge. Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know."

Sounds good to me. I haven't asked a question yet, but I've really enjoyed scrolling through the questions and answers of others. The layout is very simple, the concept is very simple, and the content is dependent on the users.

It's like a forum on life.

Answers can come in any format. For the question, "how many Taylor Swift songs are about breakups?", you get a user-generated image:
How helpful! 

Answers can also come from any user- sometimes answers are anonymous, sometimes they're from Joe Schmoe, but sometimes they're from an expert, whatever that may mean in the context. I read a Quora once called "what is it like to kill a person?" and there were answers from inmates on death row. Pretty serious stuff. When someone asks, "what is the most edited article on Wikipedia", it's cool that the founder of the Wikipedia website is the one giving an answer (which is: GW Bush, MJ, Jesus, Britney Spears, Hitler, and Obama).

Some are light-hearted, like "did you ever randomly meet a celebrity" and "what is the best WWII movie of all time", and "why is it ok to be a Harry Potter fan but not a Twilight fan" (that one doesn't even merit an answer). 

Some are heavier, like "what is the most elegant idea ever" and "what is it like to find out your partner is having an affair" (answer: shitty).

If you're looking for a new way to waste a few hours, sign up. I get a weekly update of "questions and answer you may like from the past week", and I usually go from there. Let me know what you think!

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