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I’ve seen a LOT of discussion about Quora in the past few weeks since I wrote it could be the biggest blogging innovation in the past decade. GigaOm even wrote a post asking whether it was worth the more than $80 million the investors are hoping it’s worth.
Turns out I was totally wrong. It’s a horrid service for blogging, where you want to put some personality into answers. It’s just fine for a QA site, but we already have lots of those and, in fact, the competitors in this space are starting to react.
It is a fun place to see answers by Steve Case and other technology insiders, but it just isn’t an interesting place to participate and until Quora fixes this moderation problem, and puts very clear answers onto why something was downvoted, it just isn’t the kind of place that I can recommend supporting.
Talk about a 180 right there.
Posted by scottjangro 3 years, 2 months ago
Hey good for Scoble for admitting he was wrong.
Posted by damienarlabosse 3 years, 2 months ago
He should start getting paid for all the free consulting he is giving them on how to get better.
Check out Arrington's take on Scoble's turnaround!
And Quora's answer directly to Scoble...
And Scoble's final statement -i was wrong to be wrong about Quora, i'll still use it - http://scobleizer.com/2011/01/31/the-mistakes-i-made-in-quora/
Yeah @scobleizer had that coming.
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