Monday, January 31, 2011

Quora Is Really About A Better Wikipedia, Not Robert Scoble’s Hopes & Dreams [TechCrunch]

Michael Arrington on the Scoble/Quora undo

And I certainly admire a man who’s willing to rethink his opinion after weighing new evidence.

But that’s not what Scoble did when he trashed Quora earlier today. He decided that Quora was a blogging service, or some kind of Friendfeed or Twitter-like place for conversations. And when he realized that it doesn’t do those things very well, he lashed out. Basically, he got mad that people downvoted his stuff.

“It’s a horrid service for blogging,” says Scoble.

Yup. I agree. Quora isn’t a very good place for blogging. Because other people can edit or remove your stuff. It’s the sort of place where you have to behave yourself if you want to be heard. That’s exactly not blogging.

The thing is, most of us have always known that.

Quora Is Really About A Better Wikipedia, Not Robert Scoble’s Hopes & Dreams

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