Monday, December 23, 2013

Facebook to Quora Migration

Now that Quora is the next big thing where all the cool guys are hanging out, it is time to migrate there. This post presents a guide to migrating all your content including posts, photos, videos, polls, notes from Facebook to Quora.

Achievement posts
instead of

now it is,

Actually, the Facebook post should have been more like this

Life events
Life events can be added as well

changes to

or perhaps this

The above were dummy examples, the following is a real practical example of sharing your life on Quora.

Year in review
Facebook has a new feature called year in review which can be shared in public or on your timeline.

Why let a machine do your work when you can do it yourself on Quora? 

One doesn't have to stick to just accomplishments, frustrations can be shared as well.

can be changed to

If you don't want to share your frustration in answers, you can always share a new question instead.

We all know how you promote your accomplishments and frustration to the public and pay for it. Good news Quora has the same feature for free.

changes to

Quora as Instagram
Who says you can't post your food on Quora?

Relationship updates
can be posted here
The relationship is most likely going to end if you do this but there are plenty of fish so you might as well take a shot.

More Advertising

Paid advertising
Free advertising

So far, we have only used pre-existing questions, one can also post his own question to appropriately suit the answer she wants to write.

Witty posts

Funny photos and videos

(yep, a question on the most hillarious pie charts still counts as a knowledge question)


Getting attention
To get someone's attention, one can either PM him/her or vote up/thank/share a users posts and/or comments.

So, in summary, Quora is the new Facebook (and 9gag) and it may be worth an engineer's time to write a script and an automated classifier to classify content into an appropriate category and migrate all Facebook posts to Quora. If you haven't noticed the sarcasm yet, please read more posts on my blog.

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