Quora

Quora is a question and answer site that’s trying to be a better Yahoo Answers. Which is not very hard. Here’s some typical content on Yahoo Answers:

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 4.09.38 PM

There is no way that question would get 39 different responses on Quora. It’s a site started by Harvard people, so you know they try to keep it classy.

There are some really cool people writing answers. NBA owners, hedge fund gurus, the founder of Wikipedia, and famous writers all use the site regularly. But, some of my favorite answers are from unknown people with specific passions. I particularly enjoyed this dope original artwork satirizing modern life, this surprisingly entertaining explanation of what happens when an airplane takes off  and this thought experiment on how an evil genius could take over the world.

The best part is how you don’t feel like you’re wasting your life when you procrastinate on Quora, as opposed to Facebook. Elon Musk’s wife is not on Facebook talking about how Elon treats his women like they’re robots to be judged solely on their utility. It sounds like Elon would have replaced his ex with an efficient, all-electric version if that were possible. Instead he just upgraded to a younger, hotter actress.

102601869-139482755a.530x298
Old.
New.
New.

I write answers on Quora now and then. This one, about a time in my life when I felt like a failure, really struck a chord. It has now been viewed about 460 thousand more times than anything else I’ve ever written. I also write about basketball and talent agencies, as usual.

That’s it. I’m not a Quora shill getting paid to say any of this. I just like the site and wanted to give a quick shout out to my fellow Quoraians, including some person named Avery Hemming, who tried to bring a bit of Yahoo Answers flavor to the site when she asked me this gem of a question:

Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 3.41.15 PM

My answer is ALL OF THEM. If anyone can do it, you can Avery.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Quora

  1. Drew,

    can you write an article about some your favorite and least favorite Ivy players that you played against? If you were to make an Ivy League dream team (say from 2005-present), who would be on it?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s