Today I’ll be sharing with you another answer I’ve added to Quora. The question I answered was:
And here’s my answer:
In a direct way, only specialised sites count. For programmers for example, a high rank in StackOverflow might be valuable to some employers.
Apart from that, for a site like Quora or so, a high rank will possibly be just like contributing to charity or playing a team sport. A little nice thing for the HR person or cultural interview.
However, there’s more…
Answering questions will likely require you to research topics that you thought you know, when you start explaining them, you get the areas you miss and you figure them out to complete the answer. As the old saying goes, best way to really learn something is to teach it.
Even if a normal answer like this one I’m providing Just writing your thoughts does help organize them, which is a very good both mental and writing exercise.
So, in short, it’s nice, very nice to have, although not necessarily that important.
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