Quora, the crowdsourced question-and-answer website, has come a long way in the 15 months since it launched to the public in mid-2010. What started out as a site largely centered around the tech industry has expanded its breadth dramatically. On Quora today, you can find in-depth information on everything from the Paleo diet, to what to do when you’re pulled over by the cops, to the pros and cons of letting your dog sleep in your bed.
A big reason that all these people started using Quora to discuss more non-work topics is because they felt comfortable doing so. Moderation is extremely important at Quora, and the site has a strict policy that users register with their real names and use their real identities. In short, by Internet standards, CFO Marc Bodnick says, Quora is an extremely civilized place. “It’s a very polite, pleasant place for strangers to interact with each other. And people really reward high quality answers.”
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