Chaos Reddit Ask Me-x Anythings not be the most thoughtful answers. They are short, it suffers from trolls and people who care about the topic or the person can not know the AMA takes as long as it’s over.

Thus, today, Quora brings the air of politeness to Crowdsourced question hour with the launch of “Writing Sessions”. They will Quora urgently and a new way of supporting issues without compromising refined, intellectual Feel startup. They can also draw celebrity fan base in the service’s how secretive it is known how many active users it has.

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This is how the work Writing Sessions. The Q-factor and the application will announce the session with a thought leader, and send a notice to all members who follow the subject. They have one or two days to ask questions, which are then upvoted (then) and downvoted community, but also reduced to weed jokes, personal attacks and other trolling. This is very different from Reddit, where wild and woolly questions only pour over the AMA hour.

Meanwhile, the author of Writing the session can watch and prepare more, more thoughtful responses. Those, plus any Off-The-Cuff answers will be published in an hour-long writing session. Then the answers will be baked into question the pages Quora, where they can live as evergreen content.

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first will be a US senator and a foreign policy expert Tim Kaine, and future Writing Sessions will be presented with Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Vinod Khosla and investors Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.

For example, anyone who follows the Quora for Facebook, social networks, bend, or feminism can be alerted to ask questions at a meeting in Sandberg. If you want to feel that they are the product of lead in Quora Abhinav Sharma is now taking questions for preview Writing Session in the afternoon.

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The controlled release nature of Quora in AMA can attract more esteemed caliber of the author. President Barack Obama himself recently wrote answers to three questions about the nuclear deal Iran and received a combined 1.5 million views. In contrast to this, the AMA is problematic troll filled with Jesse Jackson brought his coordinator shoot Reddit AMA, which caused a revolt of its users.

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Quora years consistently very quiet during the past year, keeping his head down as he tries to find new ways to stay relevant. His thoughtful, but boring knowledge base feels a little mismatched to a lively, spontaneous behavior typical of a mobile phone. And its blogging platform, launched in 2013, was largely overshadowed by the Medium.

Fortunately, a massive $ 80 million Series C led by Tiger Global last year gave him the money to focus on the quality for the money and remain independent. The company insists that it can give a high platform for industry experts, who may not have a blog or Twitter audience worthy of their ideas. This is because it can meet the great authors to the following parameters of many of its more than a million topics.

While growth declined to provide statistics of the user start even show that more than 1,000 authors get more than 1 million hits per year, he says, is three times more writers to achieve this in the last year. By getting more votes to enable their constituents to Quora through writing sessions, the company hopes that writership and the audience will grow.

Quora biggest problem is that people simply do not know what to ask. It is difficult to break their brains in search of curiosity, without invitation. Offering people and their experiences as inspiration, Quora can squeeze the questions from users like never before. Afterall, as discourses of the Greek philosophers, the production of knowledge is always communal.

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