Question and answer communities that live better than Quora Stack Exchange


during the national day, known as co-founder Huang Jixin on the popular TV program, "if you are the one", attracted a lot of ordinary users of the question and answer community know about concern. Know almost quiz content more and more to develop a more public domain from the early IT, elite fan, so "" quite a If You Are The One do propaganda. It is reported that the promotion effect is good, after the current program broadcast, a lot of new users. However, knowing the same as its imitation, the United States social networking Q & a website, Quora, are faced with how users, traffic and content into income challenges. At present, there is no clear pattern from outside.

in fact, in the Q & a web site, the best thing to do is Stack Overflow, or Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow is the most influential sub station on the Stack Exchange platform). Focus on the Stack Overflow programmer group Quora though not so attract people’s attention, but in independent visits, the number of users are way ahead in Quora (Alexa Stack Overflow global ranking, 58, Quora 428), as of August 2013, Stack Overflow already has 2 million users and 5 million 800 thousand questions. It also builds its own income model through recruitment and advertising (which will be discussed below).

Stack Overflow was founded in 2008 by Geoff Atwood (Jeff Atwood) and Joel Spolski (Joel Spolsky). The two founders from New York are very famous in the programmer circle. Geoff is a well-known technology blog Coding Horror writer Joel "suixianglu" software is also very popular in china. But in 2012, Geoff left Stack Overflow for family reasons.

, based on the information disclosed, the last round of financing for Stack Overflow was the March 2011 B round: $12 million.

The difference between

Quora and Stack Overflow is that the former is discussing the problem and the latter is answering the question. The questions on Stack Overflow generally have standard answers, and on Quora, more are the subjects’ own perceptions of the problem. Users can immediately find the correct answer to the problem on Stack Overflow, while on Quora users can hear voices from different people. Thought is equal, everyone can express his views, there is no right or wrong, focusing on preaching". Skills are unequal; others are tall and others are low. High explanation, low learning, focus on "teaching"