Quora, the super stealthy startup that was started by Facebook's first CTO Adam D'Angelo and that is now in private beta, is beginning to crack its doors open for press, and the ReadWriteWeb crew is impressed and already mildly addicted.
It's a user-generated Q&A with real-time elements. It's useful and fascinating, with similarities to apps such as Google Wave, Aardvark, FormSpring.me - but it's beautifully built and easy to use off the bat. Read on for details on how to get your invitation for this still-private site.
Topic experts in all areas of technology, design, startups and other areas are quickly populating the site. Users follow topics and other users, then get to participate in conversations around those topics or with those people. One of our favorite aspects of the site so far is that you can ask and answer provocative questions anonymously.
To get an idea of how the site works and what it looks like, check out these screenshots:
Since the invite process is a lot like Google Wave (each user gets a small number of invitations to email to friends), we've decided to pool our invitations and give them to our Facebook friends. So, if you go to the ReadWriteWeb Facebook page (and if you're a fan, please add us and leave us a comment so we know who you are!), you'll see a short screencast from Marshall Kirkpatrick with the email address for your to request your Quora invitation.
We've got 100 invites to give away. The first 100 folks who email the address Marshall gives in our Facebook video will get them. Good luck, and thanks for reading and watching!
UPDATE: Invites are gone, folks! If you didn't see one, check your spam folder. If you don't see one, try asking around Twitter or in the comments here.
If you got your invite and are now inside Quora, leave us a comment and let us know what you think! We'll be posting an in-depth analysis of the site later today, and we'd love to know what you think.