Writing Sessions: Quora’s Answer To Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

Ahmed Bilal
Posted Nov 21, 2015
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Quora the widely used question and answer website has now started to host ‘writing sessions’ or live question and answer sessions with industry and field experts of various types.

The Writing Sessions will be similar to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything

The website founded by two former Facebook employees about 6 years ago has made its way into one of the top websites of the world. They have more than 500,000 registered users and a lot more readers, the interested readers will get a heads up ahead of time so that they can take part in the writing sessions.

Quora had its first session with serial entrepreneur and angel investor, David S. Rose, who is a startup investor and founder of an investment group known as the New York Angels. Rose told about his key decisions before investing in a company and also about how to mentor startups. Quora said that they plan to build on that and future talks will host similar people “who have unique insights on timely topics”.

Some questions asked by users, don’t mind the trolls though.

The sessions scheduled so far include, a former colleague of Quora’s co-founder, Sheryl Sandberg who is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook; this is the one I’m eager for.  The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned parenthood Action Fund, Cecile Richards, is also amongst the many people you can have the sessions with.

Quora has established itself as a source of legitimate conversation and has established a good name referring to an old Quora post in which President Obama answered questions on Iran. That said the writing sessions brought in by Quora will prove really beneficial as did Reddit’s Ask Me Anything, the writing sessions are just another version of the Ask Me Anything. Some officially announced dates from the official Quora account are as follows:

November 19: David S. Rose, Serial entrepreneur and active angel investor

November 20: Gayle Laakmann McDowell, tech hiring consultant and author of Cracking the Coding Interview.

November 20: Tim Kaine, United States Senator from Virginia.

December 1: Shannon Messenger, bestselling author and novelist

December 2: Vinod Khosla, venture capitalist and founder, Khosla Ventures

December 8: Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund

December 9: Hadi Partovi, CEO and founder, Code.org

December 10: Jeff Schaffer, Executive Producer of The League

December 11: Ro Khanna, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce; candidate for U.S. Congress

December 15: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook; Founder, Lean In

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