Nivi · August 19th, 2010
I can’t think of a better piece of marketing than this thread. There’s nothing we could say better. I want to replace the AngelList homepage with this thread.
Quora’s goal is “to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question.”
The Quora community will kill you if you fill it with rubbish. You have to have a lot of very happy users to try Quora marketing. And you have to expect negative reviews too. Quora’s looking for the best answer — not your answer.
I’ve resisted Quora since they were in closed beta. Partly because everyone was raving about it. Partly because I thought the user experience was insane.
Now I’m hooked. And I think they’ve created a new class of user experience. It’s a “go with the flow” experience. Don’t try to load a model of the site in your head — it’s too complicated and they’re constantly redesigning it. Just expect things to be there when you need them. And expect that you can do a lot with each piece of data on the site (suggest revisions, revise it, revert it, vote on it, eat it, thank the author…).
Quora’s a lot like The Wire, you’ll hate the first 5 episodes — then something will happen in your head and you won’t be able to shut up about it. Follow me and Naval on Quora and check out the AngelList thread already.