Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sourcing stories from Quora

As I’ve recently clarified what the mission should be for PreAcquaint, I began to ask myself what topics should the site really address.
This gave me an idea for a little hack.
It so happens that a lot of these questions are already answered on Quora, or if not, I can ask them there and someone will likely answer them.
And then I can post the answers on, and doing so does not violate Quora’s terms of service, as long as attribution and a link are included in the story.
I even find that this does not create a conflict between the purpose of the two sites.
Quora is self-described as “a knowledge-sharing community that depends on everyone being able to pitch in when they know something”, while’s purpose is to “share inspiring stories from real people which create empathy”. And the stated company mission is “to create empathy while acquainting the world”.
So in the process of building a repository of stories that create empathy and share what something is really like, this seems to me  like a perfectly acceptable, albeit temporary, hack.

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