Checking out Giga this morning, I bumped into this quote about the online resource called Quora:
it’s sort of like trying to birth an online version Plato’s ideal society, with participants fulfilling designated roles in the interest of the common good.
This is very cool - a startup dedicated to making the web smarter. Here is a link to the Giga article which I found to be mildly provocative. Inverse blogging? Indeed.
FOLLOW - I logged onto quora and will use it for a while to get a sense of its potential. My first take was positive, though I have some misgivings about the question/answer format. But let’ see.
2d FOLLOW- I wrote the above follow rather quickly — perhaps too quickly. Because thinking about the question/answer format of web information flow opens a few doors for me. I have noticed, for example, that I am far more interested in blogs where I better understand the implied questions and answers to the post than those that present information that appears to be random. Perhaps that is a characteristic of a “tight” blog. A tight blog generates good questions and interesting answers. So far I get the sense that Quora is not that tight.