What are quoras demographics


Quora is a question and answer portal from the USA that was founded in June 2009 by former Facebook employees Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. After six months of testing in the beta version, Quora has been open to the public since June 21, 2010. Quora went online in Spanish in August 2016, followed by French and Italian in spring 2017. Almost at the same time, a rather short test phase began in May 2017 with the German-language beta version, which was released to the public on July 11, 2017. The aim of the knowledge forum is to have questions asked by users answered as qualitatively as possible by experts.



You can register with Quora by linking to an existing Twitter, Google or Facebook account or using a valid email address. So you can follow your Facebook and Twitter contacts on Quora at the same time.

Follower principle

Like Twitter, Quora also uses the follower principle. So you don't just follow your social network friends here, but above all topics and questions that interest you. The choice of topics is very extensive. If you follow a topic, you will be informed about all news on the profile in the future.

Question answer

In order to get an answer, it was important to ask all questions in English until around July 2017. However, it is now possible to ask questions in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German. If you want to get a very international answer, the question in English is still recommended. Furthermore, the questions are structured according to key words in order to be able to search for similar questions and answers. If you click on a question, you get an overview of all the answers. The integrated text editor gives you the opportunity to write an answer yourself. However, if answers are not of good quality, they will not be displayed. Well-founded personal opinions are accepted. The questions are also subjected to a quality check. Here attention is paid to spelling and correct sentence structure, as well as non-offensive content.

Evaluation function

In order to guarantee the quality of the published content, it is possible to rate answers. For good answers, press the up arrow, for bad answers, press the down arrow. So the best answer can always be found at the top.

Machine learning

Quote from an interview between Adam D'Angelo and the Gründerszene: When someone asks a question, we use machine learning to first understand the question, determine its quality and then decide who would be the best for an answer. If there are answers, we assign them to exactly those users who, from the point of view of our algorithms, are most interested in them.


As with Facebook, users should log in to Quora with their real names in order to underpin the credibility of their posts. (As of July 2017) The portal currently has more than 200 million users per month. More than half live outside of the United States. The group of users also includes recognized personalities. For example, AOL founder Steve Case explains how the dot-com bubble burst [1]. and Google Product Manager Nate Smith on how to search for images with specific colors on Google. The most famous / well-known Quora users include Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sherly Sandberg (COO Facebook). [2]


Quora is essentially based on only 2 guidelines.

  • The posts on Quora should be helpful and meaningful to anyone interested in the question.
  • Be kind, be respectful.


Quora is also subject to the guidelines of the GDPR, which determines the handling of the data collection of the users of the platform. In doing so, they clearly communicate in their data protection regulations which data are collected and stored for which purposes and which third-party providers they are made available to. Among other things, the questions and answers are indexed on Google, so they can also be found outside of the platform. In addition, Quora also collects demographic information and such information about the usage behavior of the user, but does not sell it to third parties, but uses it in accordance with the standards of the GDPR; for the purpose of maintaining a service. You also offer opt-out solutions and the request to delete your own profile data in the legally prescribed period.[1]


Quora initially received funding from Benchmark Capital. At the beginning of 2017, various investors raised 85 million US dollars in the fourth financing round. Quora has only been using advertisements in the English-language version since May 2017. A few years should pass before the other variants are also filled with advertising.


Quora itself does not see other question-answer portals, for example [[Gutefrage | GuteFrage.net], as competition and ensures conviction itself with quality, profound opinions and unique communication. Each portal has its own place in the market


Quora got off to a hopeful start. After the initial hype, however, what some experts had feared seems to come about, namely that it will be more and more difficult for Quora to maintain the quality in the face of rapid growth and rush of users. An indication of this is that, according to Google statistics, interest in Quora on the Internet decreased significantly after the peak in early 2011 [3]. After an initial drop in visitor numbers, they have risen steadily over the past 5 years. [4]

Individual evidence

Web links

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