One of the core tenets at Stack Exchange is that it doesn’t make sense to start a Q&A site unless you’ve got a critical mass of experts ready to answer queries. Now the company is using some of the $12 million it just raised to send its users to out into the real world for some continuing education.
“This is really what distinguishes us from our horizontal competitors whose names begin with Q,” says founder Joel Spolsky. “They are trying to do everything all at once. There is no possible way to get all the cartographers, or auto mechanics or any group on Quora to feel like they own a certain topic area, and to be committed to making it great.”
As the tech blogosphere continues to gush and agonize over the question-and-answer site Quora, New York’s question-and-answer site Stack Overflow has been quietly catching fire.
Stack Overflow is primarily a message board where programmers can share tips and tricks and crowdsource solutions to problems they run into while coding. The name is Read More
Question: Is Q & A just a fad?
Answer: Not at all. Q & A sites are a kind of social network and a solution to problems with the Google’s decreasingly-useful search engine. It’s a crowded space—Tech Observer has receivered press releases this week from Ask.com, ChaCha and Answers.com, the last of Read More
The Q&A site Quora has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to a review by a high profile tech blogger, and recently hit the half-million user mark.
The increased attention on Quora reminds us of two New York companies: one old, one new.
Ask.com, formerly Ask Jeeves, recently pivoted to Read More
The question-and-answer site Quora was founded by former Facebook employees, lauded from the start for being smarter than Yahoo Answers, and isvalued at $86 million.
Despite the fact that it’s been trolled by tech journalists for almost a year, Quora’s userbase had been growing slowly and quietly until it started to Read More