Q&A social networking site Quora has caught the BlogSpace with surprise, launching its new blogging platform, expecting that it will allow more users to share their in-depth knowledge about topics that intrigue and fascinate them. The company has also launched a first-of-its-kind “Mobile Rich Text editor” App for IPhone users that gives full control over formatting texts and photos to allow for expressive mobile blogging and answering.
It is not the first time; Quora has tried to incorporate a Blog-like Feature. In 2010, Quora founders described Quora Posts as “answers without questions”. Since then, it was used like a blogging platform by some for re-sharing their blog posts on their boards. Quora has now converted all the boards into Blogs.
Fundamentally, blogging on Quora isn’t much different from what millions normally do. It tells us that it’s just the same distribution system, but a different writing mechanism. The layout of the blog is simple and is focused on reading more than style. The best part is that you can add multiple ready-made tags or categories in the form of “Post Topic”.
Till now, mobile phones have been a one-sided knowledge sharing experience with it being just good enough for reading but not for writing. In present state, it turns out to be painstaking for anyone to compose a lengthy email or message and send it to someone since there is no way to incorporate bulleting, text formatting, inserting images, and much more. Quora has recognized this need and with its iPhone update, users will be able to access these features through the tap of a button.
With this update, the company has eliminated two key problems that people face: Lack of Distribution and Poor editing tools.