Originated from the Latin word “Quorum” which refers to a group of people who come together to try and reach a consensus. Quora is co-founded by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever in June 2009.
In 2017, I switched from Facebook to Quora. Looking back now, I realized that it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. While Facebook is a great application to keep in contact with friends and families, part of me always felt that I was wasting my time scrolling through the news feed on Facebook.
After a series of events, I decided to deactivate my Facebook account and create a new Quora account instead. Quora is a Q&A website for anyone to ask questions and post answers. I followed founders, professors and even high school students on Quora. Throughout my journey on Quora, I have learned from people from all walks of life.
Here are the 3 key benefits that i have gained after i started using Quora
- Gaining New knowledge (E.g. Learning about the extensive North Vietnamese tunnel system during the Vietnam War)
- Getting Inspired (Plenty of inspirational stories on Quora)
- Sharing Your Knowledge (Anyone can start answer questions and contribute to the site, just like medium!)
10 Quora Users to follow
As such, I would like to highlight 10 Quora users that have written some of my favorite answers on Quora.
- Asim Qureshi — CEO at Jibble.io who shares about his family life and education
- Sean Kernan — Writer on Quora who provides lighthearted yet quality content
- Richard Muller—Physics Professor at UC Berkeley who shares his scientific knowledge on Quora
- Gordon Miller — Entrepreneur and Investor who empowers readers with business and financial knowledge
- Rahul Shrivastava — Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs of India
- Niklas Göke — Writer on Quora who writes about motivational topics
- Rohan Kamath — Microsoft Program Manager who writes about career related topics
- Dushka Zapata — Writer on Quora who writes about relationships
- Eva Kor — Holocaust survivor
- Brad Robinson — Ex-CIA Operative who provides interesting information about CIA and investigation matters
There are definitely other writers on Quora which provides quality content, so just keep an open mind and you will find content that will interest you.
Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have any questions.