Quora.com might or might not be a familiar website to you. It’s comparatively a new and growing community among the other big players on the Social Media world. But don’t underestimate the power of a newborn media.
It’s far more than Effective.
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What is Quora?
Quora is a social media network which has more than millions of users in it. And what’s the best part? Unlike other online communities, 90 to 95% of the total users in Quora are real and active people. Think about Facebook or Twitter: how many fake accounts and spam pages have you seen? Join Quora to discover a Fake/Spam free land.
In Quora, people won’t create any, they don’t need to. This social network can be used only for genuine purposes and the highly dedicated team will kick out every kind of shits around the website right away.
According to Wikipedia :
Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Quora aggregates questions and answers to topics. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users’ answers.
This brilliant community 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 – they 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.”
By January 2011, Quora grabbed an estimated 500,000 registered users according to statistics rolled out across the web. Which means, the current user base of the network is more than triple of that number. Now, that’s a lot of people. A lot of real people.
Why Use Quora? [Features]
The one word answer would be – to Socialize.
Like I said before, Quora is a place where you can socialize with actual human beings. It’s a total fake free zone. Here are the top features of Quora:
Who doesn’t have questions to ask? Doubts to clear? And problems to solve? If you belong to the group of the normal human beings who does have questions, Quora is the right place to be at.
For the record, Aliens are forbidden from the website.
Thousands, maybe tens of thousands of users are online at Quora every time. And everyone follows certain topics and people, from where and whom they get their feeds. The content.
So, if you’re an active user over at Quora, you can ask questions and receive answers from people all over the world right away. Maybe in just seconds. This speed, is something that helps Quora to stand out from the other Q&A Websites.
Be it any kind of question, Quora will deliver it to the right people with it’s algorithm that picks people according to their interests and recent activities.
Take a look at a Question I posted on Quora and the number of answers it received : Does God Really Exist? Why or Why Not?
Sharing is caring, and when you help people with your expertise when they are at need, there’s nothing greater than that.
There are millions of people asking questions at the community every time, to which you can post your answers. This will not only grow your followers base, but also will earn you Quora Credits.
Quora Credits are points you receive when you do certain actions or answer questions asked by other people. You’ll also get more Quora Credits when someone upvotes your answers.
And, what is this Quora Credits used for? You can later use these points to promote your questions or content to more people.
Create Blogs and Write Posts.
If you’re a blogger, freelance writer or an online business owner – Content is something you know which you’ve to spread across the web. And Quora will help you do this. You can create blogs without any limits in quantities.
It allows you to write posts and help you reach across a wide audience. The credits you gain can be used to promote these posts.
Sometimes, you will have to take things private from public. Well, Quora doesn’t forbid you from talking to people privately. You can message others just like the way you do on other Social Networks.
How To Use Quora?
Here’s a tutorial video by HowCast on using Quora.
I’ve been writing online for more than 3 big years and all these time – I had to use a lot number of Social Media networks, several of them. And out of all of them, I’d personally and confidentially suggest Quora.
It’s an amazing community to be. Simple yet Effective. If you have any doubts regarding the website and about using it, simply post it as a comment here or contact me through Quora. The SocioBits team would be happy to help.