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lil  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 15, 2017

My student just told me that he had a sudden surge of likes on his Medium blog. He said he didn't know why.

I told him that I posted it in my corner of the internet, and there were over 50 comments. He said, "Send me the link."

I hesitate. Should I let my students know that I have a secret life?

I might have to be more discreet. On the other hand, they deserve a visit to the Hubskiverse.




goobster  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Should I let my students know that I have a secret life?

No. Don't do it. That is a genie that never goes back in the bottle.

People get fired for stupid, misinterpreted shit, every single day. You have no idea how someone else is going to read/interpret one of your posts, and if they decide it is about them, then there is nothing you can do to disabuse them (or a jury) of that notion.

The internet is a big place. Everybody doesn't need to crowd into one corner.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Your secret life is maybe separate, not secret. You're not robbing banks: just talking about stuff. You're human.

rd95  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have five people in meatspace who know my Hubski identity. Dala and PlaceboEffect are two of them, the other three don't have Hubski accounts but are discreet, trustworthy, and understand the significance of a pseudonym.

I'd be more than happy to share this site with others, but I think I'd do so without letting them know my screen name, though I'd doubt it'd take long to figure out who I am.

Not really a constructive response here, just my situation and maybe some food for thought.

lil  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Screen name = real name. Ha ha. I'm so transparent.

I'm usually pretty thoughtful about what I write. I try not to be too (publically) stupid too often.

In addition, I tend to have one consistent identity. It's a privilege to be able to finally not live a double or triple life.

OftenBen  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    In addition, I tend to have one consistent identity. It's a privilege to be able to finally not live a double or triple life.

I endeavor to do this too, and it heartens me to hear it coming from wiser heads.

cgod  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's so hard to get anyone to check Hubski out, I can't imagine getting someone I wouldn't want around to stay.

thenewgreen  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hear that. I have so many people in my life that I know would love Hubski, but it's a hard sell. It's something you have to participate in or visit regularly before you really start to get it. Much of the site is knowing the personalities, IMO. If you visit a dive bar once, you might think it's just four walls and some liquor but once you visit a number of times you realize the people that inhabit it are what make it unique. It takes time.

ArtemusBlank  ·  100 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would like to see what your students could bring here but then again it's easy for me to say that when I'm not encountering them on a daily basis.