Dan Sweet

Quora is Yahoo Answers for smart people.

Particularly, smart people who are involved in high tech, working at or investing in startups, live in the Bay Area/NYC/Boston, are academics, run VC funds, are former founders, or early Google or Facebook employees, or work at Twitter or Foursquare.  At least that is what it is for me.  The people, questions, or topics you follow (by clicking the “Follow” button), the answers you up or downvote, and the threads you read and comment on determine what it is for you.  I’ve invited friends to join Quora and been surprised to find that for them Quora is all about, China, Latin America, greentech, or the Los Angeles Lakers.

Check out my Quora profile to see what it has been for me recently.

I’m an information junkie and always want to understand the “why”.  This is why I ended up with an economics degree, it promised explanations to questions like why airplane tickets are priced the way they are.  Quora is fun because you often get great answers from people with real domain experience.  With the best answers upvoted and answers from more prominent contributors appearing higher than answers from nobody’s you spend very little time reading non value-added comments.

If you enjoy learning things you really don’t NEED to know, Quora is the place for you.

One Comment

  1. Quora says:

    What is a good way to describe Quora to friends?…

    I blogged on this topic back in February 2011. First half of the post excerpted below: Quora is Yahoo Answers for smart people. Particularly, smart people who are involved in high tech, working at or investing in startups, live in the Bay Area/NYC/Bost…

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