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The Wonderful World of Quora

Quora, the social Q&A platform, is beginning to get its sea legs. There are so many ways to use Quora, well THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF Quora beyond just asking and answering questions. Some people like to answer and ask questions. Others like to vote on answers or neatly file similar questions into "topics." Still others bypass the Q&A platform and use Quora to private message other users who often have similar interests. How do you fit into the Quora world? Anatomy of Quora's question & answer community The double-lined arrow indicates a private interaction, detached from the Q&A platform Interactions on the left side of the white line are more obscure than interactions on the right. Arrows with solid lines Arrows with dotted lines indicate an anonymous interaction. indicate an active interaction. the ASKERS ask the FLAGGERS or ADMINS flag suspicious activity a question the ANSWERERS write answers the EDITORS make editing suggestions for questions, answers and comments to the questions. Question “A" the COMMENTERS comment on answers given Answer 1 Answer 2 + the CURATORS vote on answers in a thumbs up/down format comment on answer 2 the REVIEWERS categorize questions into various topics and officially maintain their respective topics the LURKERS observe and interact with Quora anonymously Topic “A" Question " Question "B" Question "C" PRIVATE MESSAGERS tune out the Q&A structure and use Quora to meet and interact with people who often have similar interests M Quora Growth Metrics Number of Registered Users (estimated) ----- ---- Between January 2010 and January 2011 Quora grew an estimated 37,000% January 10, 2010 June 3, 2010 August 11, 2010 October 11, 2010 December 14, 2010 1,470 14,563 43,591 138,617 378,639 September 19, 2010 55,596 November 11, 2010 February 5, 2010 3,963 July 11, 2010 January 3, 2011 30,385 246,955 547,777 Number of Unique Visitors Quora experienced an estimated 150% growth between 12/10 and 1/11. May, 2010 60,187 July, 2010 130,486 September, 2010 210,986 November, 2010 221,756 January, 2011 343,458 June, 2010 August, 2010 October, 201o December, 2010 February, 2011 283,500 116,466 149,914 94,443 145,749 This graph is based on speculative data from, not definitive numbers from Quora. l Miscellaneous Data The most followed topics on Quora (as of November 12, 2010) 20 number of Quora employees 53 $11 million number of Quora users who've answered more than 100o questions (as of 2/2011) Startups Entrepreneurship Food Science as of 3/2011 Quora has $11 million in funding, valuing the company at $86 million Venture Capital 160,000 Technology Facebook Major Internet Companies estimated number of monthly active Quora users as of 1/2011 m Startup Advice & Strategy Twitter DESIGNED BY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AKISSmetrics @semilshah .. ...

The Wonderful World of Quora

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