Quora: What It Is and How To Use It

In today’s age of technology, we are able to ask almost any question to Google and receive and answer in milliseconds. While getting an answer is not always a guarantee, using Google to ask questions is probably something we have all done at least once. Fortunately, as the internet has existed for decades, it is unlikely that we will need to ask a question to the internet that has not already been asked before.


Because of this, Google is able to fetch an answer to our question as both the answer and question have probably been asked on the internet multiple times prior to you asking it. This is largely due to Quora users such as this individual asking and answering questions on the site.


However, sometimes Google won’t be able to find an answer to your question, as no one has actually asked it yet. What then? This is where Quora truly comes into play. If you are determined to find an answer to your question, then you’re going to want to ask it on Quora — the universally renowned questions and answers site.


In this article, we’re going to go over just what exactly Quora is, and how you can use it to get the best out of their services and features. So, if you want to know more about this online questions and answers tool, keep reading.


Origins of Quora 

Founded in 2009 by former Facebook developers Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever, Quora sought to become the internet’s #1 website dedicated to growing the world’s knowledge and access to information.


Their mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge to as many people that can access it as possible. They say on their website that so much information out there has still yet to be written down, and they aim to help push that objective along.


Quora Today


Today, Quora is visited by approximately 630 million individual users every single month. The number of users who see questions and answers from Quora on the Google homepage is exponentially higher.


According to siteefy’s article on Quora statistics, they estimate around 67,000 questions are asked every day. Additionally, they estimate 198,000 answers are given each day as well. This means that on average, every single question will get multiple responses!


If you were looking for a reason to give Quora a try, that may just be it.


How To Get Started with Quora


To sign up, Quora allows you to streamline the process by using your Google or Facebook account to automatically sign into an account on Quora. After you have done so, you will be prompted to select your interests. This step will impact the various posts you see on your feed. The posts will often have questions with answers already, and are designed for entertainment rather than you answering questions.


Following this, Quora will also ask you to select any topics you are knowledgeable about. This step is crucial as it will impact the type of questions that appear on your feed for you to answer. Any topics you select in this step will be the topics of unanswered questions that you come across.


To use the question and answer features of Quora, all you need to do is navigate to the home page and click “Add question” at the top right of the page. Following this, a text box will appear on your screen for you to type your question in. Submit your question, and be patient as you wait for people to answer it!

To answer a question, click on the “Answer” Icon on the top bar of the homescreen, and navigate down the feed of questions that need answering. Once you find a question that you think you can answer, click on the post and begin typing up your answer. 


Be sure to give a response that you are confident in, as other users can upvote and downvote your comment based on how helpful they believe the answer to be. 


Wrapping It Up


After reading this article, you should be better equipped to use the Quora website. Quora is a really useful tool when it comes to discovering new information, and sharing the information you currently possess. We wish you good luck with using Quora, and hope you get the answer to your questions if you have any! 

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