Hubski is 100% a "third place" for me. I travel and move around so much that it's become difficult to establish any type of comfortable place away. In North Carolina it was a climbing gym, on my last extended work trip it was a cafe. I haven't been quite able to find anything similar in Germany. Hubski is always here with more or less the same cast of characters. KB's description perfectly describes how I participate in this community: I may not directly interact, but I also feel no need to. Reading about the projects, struggles, and successes of complete strangers is comforting.