Can Quora Survive Its Growing Popularity?

If you're a Web service, especially a young startup, you want to get as many users as possible, right? But there are worse things than having a small number of users—particularly when the service you are offering depends on the quality of the content provided by those users. Quora, the red-hot Q&A site that has been growing at a dramatic rate over the past few months, finds itself in that position now: The site depends on high-quality answers and has deliberately kept things small to cultivate a knowledgeable community. But can it keep those virtues when membership is exploding and not everyone wants to play by the rules?

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