Of all the new sites I’ve used lately, Quora is one I’ve become quite hooked on.
Once a week all users receive the “Quora Weekly Digest” — a summary of the most interesting content on the site that week. It used to be my most anticipated email of the week. But lately I’ve noticed it’s become less interesting as it appeared to contain more content from people I follow on Quora — and most of this stuff I’d already read from browsing the site during the day.
Topics covered in this week’s newsletter include “Could a professional fighter survive an encounter with a fully grown healthy gorilla determined to kill him, without feigning death?”
This is EXACTLY the awesome stuff I used to love about the Weekly Digest. (The answer is “yes”, by the way). It’s totally out of leftfield: and that’s what makes it so interesting.
There was no such question in the Quora Weekly Digest I got the same week. It seems the more you use Quora, the more it tries to personalise the Digest. If you don’t use it much, you get a more generic Digest.
Please Quora, don’t personalise the weekly digest. Pick the best/popular/interesting/crazy stuff and just send it to everyone. It’s much cooler that way.