It Only Takes One Great Question (or maybe 21) to Follow that Makes Quora Valuable

Why is mobile the future?

What can we learn about the failure (for now) of Google Wave?

Design: What things do you do to challenge yourself to be a better designer?

How does Gilt’s business model work?

What are the first 5 websites you open when you arrive at work every morning?

What should you read to learn about Social Interaction Design?

Apple Inc.: Which other companies have products on par with the design-excellence of Apple’s?

What are the best blogs about data?

Since there’s no storage in the new Apple TV, how will it be possible to add apps to it?

What UX blogs, resources or books does a prospective User Experience design leader need to read?

Which publication consistently produces the best infographics?

What happened to IDEO?

Apple Inc.: What is Apple’s mission statement?

What is the most useful, shortest and most generally applicable piece of wisdom you know?

What is the best advice you could give to a young, first-time startup CEO?

What key values led to early PayPal’s culture of entrepreneurship?

What interview questions would you ask a prospective User Experience design leader for a Web 2.0 startup?

Is MySpace likely to recover?

What innate traits do great Internet product leaders share?

Why Did X Fail?: Why have personalized news startups failed?

What is the best rooftop bar in New York City?

A couple days ago I came across a post from RWW that reminded me of how I found value in Quora. The post 20 Recommended Quora Threads for Startups listed off a number of questions that had been asked. I found a couple questions that I hadn’t come across so I started following them. After that I started looking at what people in my network were looking at and added more questions that interested me. For quite a few months I had sat on one question that really didn’t spark much interest. It was only after my friend Jennifer Brook mentioned Why Did X Fail?: Why have personalized news startups failed? question on Twitter did things click for me and the Quora.

Back in the day a trait that separated smart design people from average designers was to take a look at their Delicious account to see what interested them. I think the same could be said about Quora. Topics are ok but it’s the questions that really display what someone is thinking about and how forward they’re considering things.

So in the spirit of this post I’ve listed all the questions that I’m following thus far from newest to oldest. I’ve found them all to be incredibly valuable in terms of knowledge share. If there’s something that you’re following that you think might be worth reading—just DM me or contact me through the channel that feels most comfortable.

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  • Matt Daniels

    It’s sites like Quora, where people are continually finding new ways to use it, that’s so refreshing. People have found a hundreds uses for delicious–it’s only a matter of time before I find a reason to visit Quora more often.