Over the past few weeks, I’ve reduced the amount of time I spend on Quora and have found myself visiting a fairly young link-sharing community called Quibb every day. The change wasn’t a conscious choice, and the realization that it happened surprised me; I used to be very active on Quora, where I enjoyed writing thorough answers to questions about statistics and mobile gaming.
The two services aren’t mutually exclusive; in fact, they complement each other well. But blogging and extensive Quora use are mutually exclusive, as time spent on Quora is time I am not spending writing for my blog. For some reason I had subconsciously shifted the distribution of my time away from Quora and in favor of a new service, and after giving the change some thought, I realized that it has to do with the virtues of knowledge transfer versus those of information transfer."