We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Adam D’Angelo Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In the past, there hasn’t been much reliable information about startups and small businesses available online. It’s information that’s really valuable, and it’s information that people want to share.
When companies get big, they slow down. They’re not as exciting. If you want to get something done, it takes a lot of time and a lot of meetings.
Lawyers and other professionals are using Quora to build their reputation and build their bonafides.
When we get people to log in, they end up using Quora a lot more, and we can provide a lot better experience for them. We can show them a personalized news feed; we can send them digest emails and do all this ranking to find some stuff they want to read.
In 2007 I was at Facebook, and we looked at some of the social networks in Asia, and they were full of games.
A lot of people really like to answer questions, and they really enjoy sharing their knowledge. Especially people who have valuable knowledge.
I really like knowledge and reading books and just generally immersing myself in information.
We started off by inviting our friends to use Quora, and then they invited their friends, and it just grew from there.
On Quora, you’re not answering questions because you want to get points or because you have nothing else to do.
There’s a lot of information that has been in peoples’ heads and hasn’t gotten onto the Internet. Even as the Web has gotten really big, there’s just been this gap. So we made Quora as a general place for people to share knowledge of all kinds.
You have to get comfortable giving up control, and you find people who do things better than you do. Quora now does better with the team we have built.
The more questions and answers we get, the more useful Quora is.
I think as more people use the phones to access the Internet, they have a lot less patience for trying to find things on the search engines. That is because you need to figure a lot of things out for search to work.
Focus on the long term, and always do what’s right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. And outlast everyone one.
I have a view that if you build something that’s good, and you keep making it better, it lasts.
More than a billion people use the Internet, yet only a tiny fraction contribute their knowledge to it.
We’re more interested in someone writing a really great answer that’s going to be read by thousands or tens of thousands of people over the next few years as it stays on Quora and as it gets distributed on the Internet.
When you look at Yahoo Answers, there can be a lot of garbage. But if you’re careful about the rules and supporting good contributions, over time you can get better and better, like Wikipedia.
We want Quora to last forever, and in order to last forever, it’s going to need to have revenue. One of the best things about ads is that you don’t need to exclude anyone.
Blogs are easy to start, but unless the author is famous, it takes years to build a following.
Questions and answers is a big space, and there are lots of possible systems that you can create for different goals.
If you imagine your friend is recommending you content on a topic they’re an expert on, they can do a really good job of that. They know what you’re interested in, they know your personality, they know if you have a scientific type of mind-set or not.
Wikipedia is kind of extreme, where a very, very small group of people contribute pretty much everything.
We need to build systems that can automatically figure out what’s high quality and what’s not, and encourage users to contribute high-quality content. There’s a lot of technical challenges in that.
Most of the stuff that people look at on Quora today was not written in the last month. You write something really good, and maybe it’s the definitive answer on the Internet for the next 10 years. Maybe it’s only a year, but not like a tweet, where it’s only relevant for a day or a week.