a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by user-inactivated
user-inactivated  ·  3011 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's then difference between this and reddit?

Nobody has mentioned the mechanics of the website.

Hubski is kind of a hybrid between reddit and twitter. You follow people like twitter, follow tags like subscribing to subreddits (except less exclusionary), upvote/retweet things you're interested in, and there's ranked threaded comments like reddit.

The sharing model is better than the upvote model, imo, because you control who is trusted to rank content on your page.

lil  ·  3010 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The sharing model is better than the upvote model
I think so too.

If Goniloc is still lurking, understand that adding dots to the noble hub is sharing - when it occurs on a post. It is not raised or lowered in where it appears on a feed - the dot indicates that someone liked it and wanted to share it with followers or in the case of thenewgreen, someone didn't like it, thought it was controversial, and wanted the community to respond appropriately.

When a comment (as opposed to a post) is dotted, it denotes approval or in some cases, simple "I was here."

1010011010  ·  2998 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The sharing model seems ripe for abuse as a content ranking method. The hashtag subskis seems like they'd be polluted with whatever the eventual powerusers reshare with each other.

user-inactivated  ·  2998 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I'm a little wary of following hashtags, it really is equivalent to "subreddits" and we all know how that turned out.

But the "following people" mechanic is much harder to abuse, if I don't like what someone is sharing with me, I can simply unfollow them.

mk  ·  2998 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's true that tags are community grounds. That's why I primarily follow people. Tags are a good way to find good people to follow.