Will Quora scale up to the size of top social networks?
January 7th, 2011

Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. Quora was founded in April 2009 by ‘Facebook boy’ Adam D’Angelo. (wikipedia)

“Our belief is that more than 90% of the information people want to know is still not available on the web in a format that’s easy for them to quickly understand,” said founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo. “People really want to share their knowledge with others, and we’re building a system for everyone to do that much more easily and efficiently than they have ever been able to.”

Read the review on Quora by Vadim Lavrusik on Mashable and find out why Robert Scoble loves it. Though Quora is expected to grow this coming year and attract a substantial user base, Vadim is skeptical of the claims that it will scale to the stature of Twitter().

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What’s your take on Quora? Will it scale to the size of top social networks? Does it even need to?

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Comments

A couple of thoughts.

First, it’s competing with Bing and Hunch for decision-style queries. For me, it beats Hunch hands down.

Second, the content and style feel more like LinkedIn than Facebook. It could just be the topics and people I’m looking for, but the flavor is professional-ish rather than personal.

Third, scale: think social bookmarking instead.

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