This morning saw the long-overdue creation of my account on Quora. It's a question-and-answer based platform where people post questions, offer their expertise (or casual knowledge) and follow those exchanges.
The Quora experience is, from what I can tell, pretty raw. There's not much there beyond simple asking and answering; then again, I suppose that's the point. If you're looking for a place to get in, ask what's on your mind and get out (without any need to build a network, make friends or attract followers) Quora is just what the doctor ordered.
I answered a few questions related to digital asset management software and video content management. My time on Quora made me realize something: that there is a demand for such a service must mean that there are lots of people out there with lots of questions—and no idea where to go for answers.
When it comes to DAM software or other major tech purchases, where do you go for expertise? Do you use Quora? If so, is it among the first places you turn, or do you only go there when you've exhausted other options?
You can see all of my activity on Quora here. As of this writing, it all relates to DAM, but chances are I'll be mixing it up and offering questions and answers on other topics I'm intersted in.