Quora is by far one of my favorite sites on the internet. It’s on my Opera Speed Dial right up with YouTube and Wikipedia.
(That reminds me, I haven’t bought anything on Amazon with my own money before, why is it up there?)
Anywho, Quora is pretty much Yahoo Answers on intelligence enhancing drugs. It’s Yahoo Answers on a LOT of intelligence enhancing drugs. Oh wait, Yahoo Answers is pretty much dead, you can’t really make it better by drugging it…
Quora is a Q&A site where the asker isn’t emphasized. The answers are. And the quality of these questions and answers are sooooo much better than the cancerous things Y!A gives you.
On Quora, you can ask questions, put them in a topic, and any Quora user can answer them. You can upvote other people’s answers, comment on them, and follow other users with real life credentials (unlike those dubious stuff on Y!A…)
You can have a question session where people ask you stuff and you can even forward your own question to somebody. Maybe even a popular Quoran like Richard Muller, Jake Williams, Ali AlShamsi, or Jimmy Wales will answer your questions if you directly ask them to.
Yep, that’s right. Jimmy Wales. Wikipedia founder. He’s active on Quora, too.
There are also a lot of Quorans who are famous due to some notoriety. Ivan Tregear is the master of loopholes in shitty hypothetical scenarios. Teacher Dave Consiglio and his cult of Devastators are hypothetical world destroyers. And so much more.
It’s an active community, that’s what it is. All of these users are active, friendly, and open. (Most of the people there are liberals, but some conservatives manage to survive)
My absolute favorite part about Quora are the answers. There are tons of people with the same badassery as this guy on Yahoo Answers:
That Controlled Enthusiasm guy is awesome.
On Quora there’s a lot of that (and the questions are usually a lot better, usually). There are also creative answers like this:
And loads of other fun stuff, inspirational stories, weirdos, and actual good answers to tons of questions. If you can’t find your question, (the search system kinda sucks…) then ask away! Somebody’ll answer it eventually.
It’s like a huge intellectual community that makes procrastinating useful (that’s why I sometimes don’t blog, I’m busy browsing through Quora and using it to procrastinate). And since you’re on this blog, you’re probably somebody like me, so I know you’ll enjoy it, too.
To visit, click on my Opera Speed picture or just go to http://www.quora.com.
(No, this is not an ad.)