荐书: Best of Quora 2010-2012

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Quora, 是一个在线知识市场,Quora集合许多问题和答案,也容许用户协同编辑问题和答案. Quora是Facebook前首席技术官亚当·安捷罗和查理·切沃于2009年6月创建。在2009年12月推出软件测试版,随后在2010年6月21日向公众开放。国内比较流行的知乎,是一家创立于2011年1月26日的中国大陆的社会化问答网站,产品形态类似于Quora。

这本由Quora官方收集整理的Best of Quora 2010-2012, 收集了这三年间Quora上一些优秀答案。这本书是以电子书的形态免费发布的。免费的原因我想可能应该是如下两点:一来这些答案都是在Quora上可以免费找到的 二来是如果出版发行的话牵扯到的版权问题可能会比较复杂吧

我觉得这本书是非常值得一读的。

第一 这本书知识性很强,可以帮助我们提高理论水平

第二 因为Quora是全英文问答的,里面有部分的文字完全可以成为备考雅思/托福考试的参考资料。既可以加强阅读量,也可以在里面获得一些比较优质的观点素材

这样一二两点相结合,我们也可以早日和西方的华莱士谈笑风声 :-)

此处,我应该要举个例子。比如这个问题 What is so great about Jay-Z?

被收录的这份答案,从10个方面回答了这个问题。从知识性上的确是有料的。从出国语言类考试的备考角度来看也是非常值得借鉴的素材的。

One of the singles from Jay-Z's now classic debut album, Rea- sonable Doubt, was a song called "Can't Knock $e Hustle." While there are many interpretations about the exact mean- ing of the song, I have always felt that the phrase "can't knock the hustle" means that there is no substitute for hard work; that hard work always yields respect and success. To me, this is why Jay-Z is great. He is a hustler in the truest sense of the word, and his hardcore work ethic has brought him success in every arena in which he has applied himself.

完整答案请戳: https://www.quora.com/What-is-so-great-about-Jay-Z/answer/Aaron-Ellis

不如我们再来一个例子吧
比如这个问题What is it like to visit North Korea

North Korea does not identify with the terms North Korea and South Korea, and they find it offensive when referred to this way. When talking about the conflict with Seoul, they refer to them as "the South." $e South is essentially still part of Kim Il Sung's DPRK but have been occupied by the US Imperialists.

I want to leave my opinions out of this. Probably impossi- ble to do, but I thought a more ethnographic approach would be more interesting. I'm not saying you should stop calling North Koreans, North Koreans. My purpose of the above was to explain why I use DPRK in context of being inside of North Korea as a guest, not as an apologist or a demand for the west to start yielding to North Korea's feelings.

I recently got back from a trip to the North Korea. To be honest, it makes me uncomfortable to even answer this ques- tion for a couple of reasons. I had an amazing experience and our guides were fantastic people. It makes me a bit nervous to openly discuss this publicly in fear of "bad mouthing" their job and their country.

完整答案请戳: https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-visit-North-Korea/answer/Ryan-Romanchuk

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