I’ve been meaning to recommend Quora in this space for several months now, and then yesterday I caught “20 Recommended Quora Threads for Startups” on Read/Write Web. That’s a great list, particularly tailored for startups. What to look for in angel investors, for example. Or how to work for a startup, and common mistakes. Lots of tech questions, too, like picking the right programming language for the startup, and how to hire product managers. Real questions, answered by real experts. Well, or so it seems to me.

I’m fascinated by Quora, a relatively new social media site that seems to have gathered together real questions and real answers. It reminds me of LinkedIn quotes, but with — for whatever reasons, I’m not sure — better answers. The backgrounds posted on people there are impressive. And I see a surprisingly high portion of thoughtful, experienced and/or well-researched answers.

So let this be your introduction to Quora. A very interesting site. And I hope you choose to follow me there. I’m around, browsing about, answering lots of questions about business plans. Please do go to Quora with this link and follow me when you do. And, just as an example, take a look at “What are the top qualities to look for in angel investors?”

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.