The buzz surrounding Charlie Cheever’s abrupt departure from Quora and the successive public relations blunders of his former colleagues has grabbed the attention of Twitter, tech blogs and Quora users themselves. The criticism of Quora that dominates these expressions seems to have unmasked an unpleasant reality largely unspoken in the Quora community.
Quora is buzzing with speculation regarding the sudden departure of one of its founders, Charlie Cheever, only four months after the company received an infusion of $50 million. The Silicon Valley startup has been hailed as the next big thing in social media, but growth is sluggish and users are in revolt.
New York Times senior financial writer Diana B. Henriques, Sunday Business section columnist Gretchen Morgenson, and deputy national editor Adam Bryant will answer Quora users’ questions about their respective new books the next three Tuesdays.