A cool social version of the semantic web: Quora

I really respect communities and apps who are changing my dusty old internet habits, and these days, Quora is one of those. A new go-to place of mine, and it takes a bit of effort to get in that space. So far I have been lurking around in the community and haven’t really been participating that much at all (except from voting some cool answers up).

A couple of years back everybody was talking about the semantic web – a web that was smarter than web 2.0: web 3.0. I haven’t heard about it in a while (I dunno maybe I just don’t mix with those circles anymore?).  I think that Quora has the ideology behind web 3.0 by the neck – and it’s even not search made smart or robotted, as web 3.0 was predicted to be – it’s real humans beings discussing everything from lady gaga to russian literature.
A large part of me goes YAY! because it’s not about where you are or what you’re doing (like a lot of other things coming out these days) it’s about giving good explanations and answers to questions, pretty basic and not really new – but it just flows really well and is very well built. One of the really cool things about it, is that for an internet addict like me, it resembles the forum threads of yesterday, yet turned clever, social and at times hilarious. I love the different answers coming in  – like in this thread for how you politely turn people down that would like to “have coffee sometimeâ€

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