Quora has started to catch quite the buzz lately thanks to posts from smart people like Louis Gray and the early adopter crowd. I’ve been an observer for awhile but not a participant other than creating a page to test-drive the app. Why? Same reason I don’t edit sites like wikiHow. Because I already contribute content (for free, purely to help others) in self-hosted communities I’ve built for years.
Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine in the PR industry who was given a large client. She was telling me how she is guiding the client through their foray into social media. As she was talking, naturally I started to check out their company website, blog, Twitter presence, etc. And I had to stop her.