Quora introduces Spaces for curation, collections and communities, being as my tagline is creating, curating and connecting I love this. I’ve been a big fan of Quora since it was launched and I’m very excited to try Spaces. Spaces is starting to roll out to everyone from today but you might not see it yet. When you have it your home page will look like this.
Spaces is a new feature that allows people to curate collections and form communities around shared interests and tastes. But before we start let us backtrack because maybe you don’t even know what Quora is.
What is Quora
Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It’s a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. And that’s it – you just put out your question to the platform, you can ask certain people to answer and or just let anyone answer. Many people will probably answer and you can choose the best one, and people can upvote answers so you can see which the audience prefer.
I often get content from Quora when I am asked questions like How can I download a copy of my Facebook Data
How do Spaces fit in
Spaces can be used in a number of different ways, Quora have started with just a few creators that reflect the range of possibilities. For example:
A group of people can work together to curate the most interesting answers and links about a particular area of interest, Blockchain or Books
An individual can use spaces to organize their own writing into different sections, as Robert Frost is doing with the collection of his Space Exploration answers, Mac Tan with his posts on the US Midterm Election, and Salon with their Culture and Politics articles.
A community of people can create a space to have shared conversations with each other, like Politics or the popular topic Brexit Watch.
So when you log in you will be given the opportunity to choose some Space to follow. There are only a few select people who can create spaces right now but you can apply to have your own.
And at any time you can click the spaces tab to follow more Spaces. There doesn’t appear to be a search feature yet with they will need if or when they get 100’s or 1000s of these spaces. However, for now, they are just using a few topics to test and collect feedback. They say this is just the beginning.
Quora introduces Spaces check it out.