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  1. 1. Quora & the Future of Medicine<br />Charlie CheeverFounder & CTO<br />Medicine 2.0 Conference<br />09.16.11<br />
  2. 2. QUORA<br />Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.<br />
  3. 3. QUALITY<br />User-generated content can be high quality<br /><ul><li>Systems dramatically impact behavior
  4. 4. Quora’s goal is to become the best source
  5. 5. Long-term knowledge store</li></li></ul><li>><br />HIGH-QUALITY<br />
  6. 6. REUSABILITY<br />User-generated content can be reusable<br />
  7. 7. ><br />ON Y! ANSWERS<br />
  8. 8. ><br />ON QUORA<br />
  9. 9. REUSABILITY<br />More on reusability<br /><ul><li>Deemphasizing who asked the question
  10. 10. Building an audience</li></li></ul><li>IDENTITY<br />Context and Identity<br /><ul><li>Important for primary source information, analysis, and opinion
  11. 11. Real names
  12. 12. Bios
  13. 13. Topic specific bios</li></li></ul><li>ANONYMITY<br />Anonymity <br /><ul><li>With questions, you often don’t want people to know you are asking them.
  14. 14. Ability to be anonymous on a particular question</li></li></ul><li>><br />DISCLAIMERS<br />
  15. 15. POTENTIAL<br />Medical Uses of Quora<br /><ul><li>General health-related Q&A
  16. 16. Embarrassing health-related Q&A
  17. 17. Health profession-related Q&A
  18. 18. Curiosity health-related Q&A
  19. 19. Philosophical health-related Q&A</li></li></ul><li>GENERAL <br />Q&A<br />><br />
  20. 20. EMBARRASSING Q&A<br />><br />
  21. 21. PROFESSION <br />Q&A<br />><br />Health profession-related Q&A<br />
  22. 22. CURIOSITY <br />Q&A<br />><br />
  23. 23. PHILOSOPHICAL Q&A<br />><br />
  24. 24. FUTURE<br />Quora’s Future<br /><ul><li>Our knowledge base keeps growing
  25. 25. Sharing and discovering knowledge is fundamental to human progress
  26. 26. Most people don’t have access to the knowledge they need to make decisions </li></li></ul><li>MY FAVORITE ANSWER<br />><br />

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