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Has Quora lost its way?

Has Quora lost its way? | QUORA WATCH | Scoop.it

Interesting Discussion here on Quora - It will be interesting to see if Quora can turn the switch on their regular users and turn this into a social network. Will it work, time will tell -


Here's one comment of many on this ongoing discussion.


Has Quora Lost Its Way




Delwin Campbell, Web designer & developerWeb designer & developer Startups


You're spot on. Quora has flipped overnight. And it's really upset me, actually, because this was becoming my favorite spot online. Now that board posts are flooding my stream, I have stopped spending so much time here answering questions. It's just too confusing. Some thoughts:

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Quora Expands Beyond Q&A, — Great for Curators - Here's Why

Quora is taking a step beyond Q&A this morning with its latest product launch, boards.


**Users can now set up their own personal-themed bookmarking boards, sort of like a Pinterest for text-based information.


Board onboarding (heh) is easy. Users who want to create a board will now see a “Create a board” option at the top right of Quora and on their header dashboard.


**Anything can be posted to a board, whether it be links to web content like news and video, images, stuff on Quora like Questions and answers or text commentary.


**Users can post content directly from Quora by clicking on the ‘Repost’ option under every question.


**Board Owners can add Authors and Followers to a board, as well as pay to add Topics.


**They can also set up the board in a grid or list format.


****The most interesting feature of boards, from a utility aspect, is that Authors can set up following granularity to public — i.e. everyone who follows the board Author will see content or limited only board followers.


**Boards will also now show up on Topics pages, as well as on your personal Quora profile page.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond" and Morten Myrstad


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Quora Boards: Allows You To Boost Reputation & Thought Leadership Through Q&A & Curation

Quora Boards: Allows You To Boost Reputation & Thought Leadership Through Q&A & Curation | QUORA WATCH | Scoop.it

There are interesting marketing opportunities here. Companies could use Boards to share their best articles and blog posts centered on specific topics. And not just their own best content, but also the best content from anywhere on the web.



****In other words, much like Quora and other Q&A sites can be an effective way to establish expertise in an industry via answering questions, so too can creating high-quality and informative Boards be a way to bolster reputation and thought

leadership.


As Quora’s Adam D’Angelo explains in today’s announcement, Boards was driven by the way people consume information on Quora.


**As Quora has grown, we’ve learned that people want to read the most interesting content regardless of whether it happens to be in question and answer format or not.


And behind every question people ask is something larger they want to know more about.


**D’Angelo makes the point in his announcement that Boards are somewhat similar to a blogging platform, and I’d agree with that.


**They seem to exist somewhere between a blog and forum, for that matter — Boards can be setup with multiple authors, or they can be private. Others can follow Boards without being a contributor.


**They’re not limited to posting and sharing just Q&A content that’s already found on Quora.


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