In a platform business with network effects, if you’re stagnating, you’re already going under. Understand why I think quora will exponentially shrink in the next 7 years.
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Thoughtful Fridays are intended to get you to think about something. They are usually short, and possibly incomplete, and appear infrequently.
This week I googled for “most successful software architects” and landed on an answer from Quora
But when I tried to read the answers, I only saw lots of stuff designed to get me away from what I actually wanted to read. Lots of “related questions”, ads, sponsoring, things that distract me from what Quora should really be about, connecting me with someone else’s answer.
Feels to me, Quora, the platform, is on the decline; And since it’s a platform, and network effects are in play, it’s a very interesting short story to dive into!