Quora interests me.
Yes, it’s Silicon’s current shiny new object. There’s tons of those.
I feel differently about Quora.
Quora feels like an emerging convergence of what we can do at the intersection of technology and people.
Unlike Facebook, which is about people, Quora is about questions.
Unlike Twitter, which is about pulses from brains and machines, Quora is about deeper waves of thought, knowledge and experience.
Unlike LinkedIn, which is about connecting with people’s credentials, Quora is about connecting with the manifestation of their intelligence.
Unlike Blogging, Quora inverts the post and the comment.
What’s more: Quora can weave in and out of Facebook, Twitter, blogs – and perhaps eventually LinkedIn – to propagate the questions and calls for answers. That could give it a big boost.
Here’s even more: Quora’s API isn’t out yet. Depending on what Quora does with its API, the service could become a major repository of findable and social knowledge.
Remember how you felt when you first took a look at Twitter? Yup. That’s Quora.
I’l have more to say about Quora. See HealthIsSocial for early thoughts: Quora Concerning Suicide.
My questions and answers are Phil-Baumann on Quora.