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Parlio was an online community that allowed people to share their opinions and communicate with prominent intellectuals and public figures. It was founded by former Google employee and democracy activist Wael Ghonim and technologists Karim Fateem and Osman.


The official "Etiquette" statement on Parlio read: "Be curious, open-minded, and civil. We want you to share opinions and experiences that strengthen the community's collective intelligence. We believe diversity of thought is a virtue, and we're here to learn new perspectives; not to win arguments. We are trying to define a new type of network. One void of Internet-trolling, where we can create a community of trust and respect that expands our horizons. Parlio values dissent, but above all else, civility."[1]

Parlio was launched in late 2014 in private alpha. In July, 2015, Parlio posts were made accessible to the public and reader accounts were launched.[2]

In March 2016, Quora acquired Parlio.[3] It was announced to users that "Parlio conversations will continue to live on the Internet. However, it will not be possible to compose a new post on"


  1. ^ Editor, Yasmin Nouh Blog; Post, The Huffington (2016-02-26). "Wael Ghonim's Quest To 'Liberate The Internet'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-11-14.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Buhr, Sarah. "Inside Parlio: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim's New Platform For Social Change". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  3. ^ "Quora's first acquisition is Arab Spring instigator's Q&A site Parlio". TechCrunch. March 30, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

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