We are spending a hefty amount of time everyday on various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the list seems to be endless. We sometimes don’t browse the news and get any sort of informative knowledge out of it. So why don’t we explore the answers that we want it ranges from some political to economy, sports to history etc.
Ever heard of the site “Quora”? I am sure most of you wouldn’t have heard about it and some people might have opened the tab when they had Googled some questions and suddenly there was a random person on the Quora that had answered the question.
Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. We can get any answer that we want under one roof and sometimes we don’t even have to ask the question as some of the people like us seeking the answers have already asked about it. There are well known personality that are on Quora, like Anna Chlumsky (Actress), Barack Obama (Former President, USA), Reed Hastings (Netflix CEO) and the list is endless. The best thing to be on Quora is how people see the world in which we all live in. People’s perception on certain questions or situation and there solution on it differ. People are seemed to be a helping hand searching for answers on various issues and questions sometimes that you wouldn’t have heard of.
I, myself was unknown to this wonderful website until one day, a friend of mine recommended me to join it. The result was astonishing, people asks and answers the questions without any hesitation and also there are people who put forward there point of view. The best part is the anonymity feature of the site, you can be anonymous while asking a question (if you feel so) and also while answering the questions. The people are always there to help you out and you can view the answer to questions from people from across the world. If you use for its true purpose you will end up getting a lot of information or writing the answer for an unknown person who asks you. You can upvote, read and even comment on the answer written. And yes, Quora digest will help you to navigate and will keep you updated on some of the answers written on some questions via; E-mail. People can even write blogs on Quora.
History of Quora:
Quora was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on 21st June, 2010. Quora was co-founded by two former Facebook employees, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. D’Angelo resigned from his position at Facebook in January 2010 to create Quora. He said that he and Cheever were inspired to create Quora because “we thought that Q & A is one of those areas on the internet where there are a lot of sites, but no one had come along and built something that was really good yet.” Quora’s base of users grew quickly [clarification needed] in December 2010. Quora claimed to have 100 million monthly unique visitors, as of March 2016.
In April 2014, it was announced that Quora was raising $80 million from Tiger Global at a reported $900 million valuation. Quora was also one of the members of the Summer 2014, Y Combinator batch. In October 2016, Quora launched Quora en español to the public. Following this announcement in early 2017, a beta of Quora in French was announced. According to this last announcement, the next languages Quora will be available in are German and Italian.
Pros of using Quora:
- One stop shop for ample amount of knowledge.
- You will develop reading skills.
- Your Vocab will definitely improve.
- You learn and you learn everyday.
- You will be expressive.
- A beginner and not having a strong vocab? Don’t worry people will rectify it and you will end up writing better.
Cons of using Quora:
- You will end up being for too much time on Quora.
- You might exhaust your data pack.
- Some people use it like Facebook so I would suggest avoiding it.
I hope you have a happy time being on Quora.
ThankYou for reading.
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