Dirk Knemeyer

The Quora hype machine

The Quora hype machine, January 17, 2010

A short comment contextualizing the prediction could go right here

Quora, the 19 month old question and answer site hit the bad of the hockey-stick the last few months and is taking off into the stratosphere. The most recent celebration is a multipart series of gushing articles written at industry bellwether TechCrunch. The series, while interesting, is a bit wild-eyed in its enthusiasm in giving Quora a fighting chance at being A or The primary online content resource for a wide variety of content, conquering one immature market after another. I don’t buy it. Quora is hot, and it may even end up being important, but it’s got a long way to go before it kills one product category after another. And if it defies the odds and has a spectacular multifaceted success, presaged by series author Semil Sha, then I will publicly eat my hat.