Meet The Site Internet Geeks Use To Get Answers To Everything

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Quora is an amazing crowdsourced tool to get the answers you need.

And unless you’re plugged in to the tech world, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of it.

It’s best to think of Quora as a cross between Reddit and Yahoo Answers. (Except the questions and answers in Quora tend to be a lot better.)

Quora aims to provide you with an accurate answer to pretty much any question you could have.

And it usually works. Like Reddit users and Wikipedia editors, the Quora community is obsessed with making the site as good and accurate as possible. If you have an iPhone, you can get Quora’s handy app for free right here.

So how does it work? Take our tour of Quora below.

When you arrive, the first thing you must do is create an account.

Connect with your Facebook or Twitter. If you don't want to use a social network, then create a Quora account using your email address.

Start by selecting five topics you're interested in. Topics range from Finance to Space to Entertainment. You have 30 to choose from initially, but the possibilities are endless.

The topics you picked can be further expanded in the next step. For example, if you selected Literature you can also follow Book Recommendations.

This is what the homepage looks like after setup. Information you follow is organised into a feed.

Start by asking Quora a question. It can be about anything. We like tech so we stuck in that area.

In addition to seeking an answer, you can also ask a question, write a post or create a board. Boards on Quora are collections of things you write and find (similar to lightweight blogs or personal notes).

This is what it looks like when you add a question.

Quora works on a credit system. When you answer a question you get credits and if someone upvotes your question you'll earn even more.

For the full rundown on Quora credits, check this helpful Quora answer out.

If you don't have a question, but want to research a particular topic you can do that too.

Top answers authors are showcased next to the topic.

This is TechCrunch writer and VC MG Siegler's page. He's pretty popular.

Find out as much as you want about our favourite billionaire, Mr. Zuckerberg.

Quora also has an iPhone app. Tap to open.

Sign in with the credentials you created earlier.

Here is our mobile feed. We like the simple design, which makes it easier to find what we're looking for.

Browse trending topics, and follow people you may know.

Here is what a profile looks like in the app.

Another mobile profile for Zuck. He has quite a few followers.

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