Quora’s growing pains are like Twitter all over again

Here’s what you see in an email when someone follows you on Quora.

quora email

Remember when Twitter used to send useless emails like this – you had to click through to find out more about the person following you? A name and nothing from the profile or anything to indicate interests?

Well, Twitter made progress. A Twitter email telling you that someone is following you contains all sorts of helpful information that makes it easy to decide whether you want to follow the person before you click through. Here’s an example of what you get from Twitter.

twitter email

Helpful, right? I can make a decision about this individual immediately. If I want to follow, I can click on over to Twitter. If I don’t, I can just delete the email.

I wish Quora made it that easy. Quora needs to learn from Twitter.

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