Why Medium May Succeed Where Quora Did Not

See on Scoop.itSocial Network Analysis – Critique

… So it seems both sites are about knowledge being shared from real world experts (who have specific experiences to support their knowledge). Quora only recently added the “blogging” aspect of their site, while Medium has launched as a blogging service based around collections. Quora has collections as well, which they call boards. The similarities can continue, but if you’ve never used either site I hope you get the point. Why Medium Is Different Medium is about stories. Quora is about answers. And people love stories. Our favorite way to learn is through stories and narrative. More importantly though (in this situation) is the fact that Google is where the mass majority of the internet using population goes to ask a question. If a Quora answer pops up on the first page of results then we may click, but it will be hard to move users over to Quora to start the asking process. I think Quora has done a fantastic job of bringing in tech, business, and movie related experts—and I really enjoy hearing first hand how they handled certain situations. However, I didn’t feel a connection to many of these users, and the site was dominated by power users popping up on many of the questions….

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