Top five uses for Quora
I wrote about trying out Quora for an industry-specific question, for social media research and for social media education here. Now that I'm a convert, I'm seeing a plethora of ways to use Quora in the professional social media space--and for my daily brainstorming sessions! My top five uses:
- Quora is the new RSS. Track broad topics and specific discussions on trending issues. Tracking the questions in the Social Media Marketing category is giving me the pulse of the industry, more so than the blog posts in my RSS reader.
- Quora is the new HARO. Got to write an article but would like more opinions based on experience? Formulate the question well and crowdsource quotable opinions and anecdotal experience suitable for a blog post or news article.
- Quora is the new street cred. Quora responses move faster than a blog post and are more democratic. Post your intelligent response right next to Brian Solis' and get some extra weight.
- Quora is the new focus group. Not sure which feature to add next? Ask your Quora friends and get more than a checkbox as a response for product development.
- Quora is the new whiteboard. Ask a question to generate ideas about something that's been kicking around in your head for a while. As Mykell Miller, Social Media Analyst for Ford Motor Company said in response to the question, "So far, I've found a lot of questions related to my field that could help me generate ideas."
I'm seeing new uses for Quora as well. What are you using it for?