Also if you have ideas for the product we should start with, we haven't decided yet, we just really wanna own the social mobile space.
edit: also, can anyone recommended the best bars and restaurants in nyc to network with other social mobile startups?
Also, so you have ideas, but no concrete product yet, what is the technical co-f going to be working on?
Funny, because I just shot a fellow HN'er an email commenting on his hyperlocal concept and it turned into a hyperlocal, 'social mobile' concept, if it does fit your definition of it.
Quora could remedy this by identifying redundant questions for new posters. Let's say someone asks where to find the best technical founders in City A. Instead of accepting that question, Quora should suggest that they look at topics on "how to find technical founders" and "how to develop enough technical skills to produce a MVP." Many message boards use this right now.
I've only posted one (unique) question, so maybe Quora filters posts in this manner and I haven't come across it. Regardless, I'm amazed at how a crowd-sourced site can lose quality as it gains traction.
I think Quora is okay - I don't recall all the answers being great ever - but people need to learn to understand to use the difference between a question comment and an answer soon.
Quora is definitely going to lose a lot of what makes it great if the developers don't come up with some filters.
There's a reason exclusivity works. That's one of the reasons I like Dribbble as a designer so much. The quality of the work is so high.
Maybe if Quora only let you invite people when enough people like your questions/answers that might work. I don't know how they could go back to that once they've opened the flood gates.
Keeps away the tossers and rewards the people who take the time to help. Of course, there's the chance that people start gaming the system in order to earn all the money, somewhat similar to a content farm.
Personally, I think there is a lot of facebook alumn echo-chamber cocksucking going on in the valley.
Nice Idea but I think It will take some time to evolve into a nice business, it's like twitter, the business model there will be very confusing.
Cheers from Brazil !
and click "Email Settings" -> "User-related" and then uncheck "Someone starts following me"
And once you take the piss out, they are less full of themselves...
Burn, baby, burn!
You can also "take the piss" if you're lying, exaggerating or any number of other social mistakes. If someone said that they had 5 years experience in PHP on their CV and you later found out they didn't, you could say they were taking the piss.
Obviously, it's quite an informal phrase. It's also one that just sounds wrong out of context, the correct context being quite hard to define. Like all slang you have to live amongst people using it before you pick up correct usage.
> Urine from London was shipped up the coast to Yorkshire, where there was a big dyeing industry, and this is the origin of the phrase "taking the piss'.
> Captains were unwilling to admit that they were carrying a cargo of urine and would say that the barrels contained wine.
> "No, you're taking the piss" was the usual rejoinder.
You can see that accusing someone of "taking the piss" is to call them out on something embarrassing and also to accuse them of lying (about it).
Primates rock at marketing!
It might not be a particularly deep critique but it doesn't have to be.
God what a nit-picking, humourless bunch we have here today!
That's like hating on Obama for the expectations people other than you had for his presidency.