Is Quora the next Facebook?

Sometimes “Google God” is not enough to answer all the specific  Design professional questions, for that matter, we have Quora.

Quora is like having a nice café chat with your favorite designer, meeting the Design Star at your place to talk about his/her experience…

According to the site:

“Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge.

Quora is your best source of knowledge. Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know.”

Why designers – bloggers should use Quora? (Zemanta)

1. It’s where you’ll find potential readers
My experience is that Quora users are people who have something relevant to say and seek relevant answers to their questions. Each question page aims to become the best resource for anyone with that same question. Therefore, Quora is a perfect place to “recruit” new readers for your blog who may eventually become your customers. On Quora, answered questions get exposed in the feed to people following that topic which leads to distribution and exposure to new people.

2. It’s where you can increase your credibility
By being active on Quora and leaving useful answers on the forum, you increase your own credibility. Quora reminds me of conversation as much as blogs do. By being active on this online forum you contribute to the conversation and spread the knowledge, share what you know with those who’d like to know.

3. It’s where you establish yourself as expert voice
The aforementioned may make you an expert voice on a topic in the long run. You may even become a domain expert, which will additionally increase the flow of traffic to your blog and consequently boost your business. Just imagine! If you’re the one who gives the best and most relevant answers to questions about the topic you’re an expert in, you may become the trusted source of information and knowledge on that topic.

4. It’s where you find what topics are worth pursuing
Quora is full of questions and answers. It’s a perfect way to look for your next blog post ideas; especially if you’re an active participant of a debate that arose out of a question. When the debate is mature enough, it’s time to write a post about the topic, maybe even a series of related posts on the same topic. Besides, you’ve spent enough time on this topic to be able to write a thoughtful and relevant blog post on it. Moreover, Quora tells you what topics are worth tackling, by letting you know what people think are good questions.

Surprisingly, you have people like Ashton Kutcher answering why he made Steve Jobs role at the movie and so on. (Article below)

In the Design field they cover everything from webdesign to graphic design, with really great questions and answers.

Follow me at Quora to start with Design.

Interesting, Quora founders were from Facebook, a question to notice: Is Quora the next “clever, inteligent, useful” Facebook?What do you think? Let me know at the comments!

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