Quora Video

Experimental beta of native support for video on Quora

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Wow this is a really big move for Quora. I'm hoping that this will make the answers more relative. I usually go to Youtube for tutorials on things I'm interested in. I can't wait to see how this plays out.
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@gabriel__lewis "plays out" I see what you did there...
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@sirbenlee Not intentional 😳
Similar to how recent apps have launched with Q&A videos, including Justin Kans Whale. There is definitely low hanging fruit from Quora's 190M users who may find a video response better for their questions. The beta will initially focus on a small number of topics where videos are an effective way to answer questions, including beauty, cooking, fitness, and parenting. You can see a write up from @joshconstine on TechCrunch here
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This TechCrunch header photo for the article 😂 @JoshConstine https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/2...
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But 🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳 is so cool
If someone from the Quora team is reading this; please concentrate on improving the algorithm to remove opinion based questions from recommended content. Opinion based responses from persons with industry/subject knowledge are a main corner stone in Quora but with every new 10 million users the quality of questions seems to dilute. When I look back on the questions posted in 2010-2013, they are precise, often more technical and are not designed to gather views but improve the knowledge in the network Nowadays the content engine regularly suggests me content with questions "Who do you think wears these jeans better, who's your favorite pop artist..." Measures to improve the content algorithm 1) More strict question validation (keywords, who/like/prefer.. trigger a community guidelines reminder) 2) user education with newcomers (registration date, number of posts) 3) Submitted downvotes should have higher impact on recommended content in the future, now it seems there is very little effect.