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insomniasexx  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's then difference between this and reddit?

The biggest difference is the lack of a single-topic community like reddit.

Reddit has subreddits. Everyone submits content to the subreddit. What ends up happening is every subreddit is a bubble based around a community sharing essentially the same things. The results can be great (like TheoryofReddit or the niche topic subreddits) or horrendous (like atheism and politics.)

The way the reddit system is designed, its easy to fall into a huge circlejerk because you are only seeing posts from like minded people on a single topic. If people have the same interests, thoughts, opinions as you, how are much room is there for expansive learning or growing? You see this is both the posts and the comments across reddit.

Hubski on the other hand is based around following people. People that may have the same interests as you but also have interests or opinions that you normally wouldn't subject yourself to.

I may be following someone that posts and shares great music, but I also see their posts about dumpster diving. This mimics real-life relationship more and gives more diversity and serendipity. No one has the exact same set of interests as other people, but hanging out in /r/atheism for too long and you will no longer be challenged by new ideas, opinions, or topics.

The other difference with following people, is you start to notice usernames much more and the community and relationships you have with other users here grows over time. It has to do with the quantity of users as well, but I consistently recognize usernames and associate the name with past discussions I've had. I have gotten to the point where I usually know who the poster is before even looking at their username. It's a small detail but it makes the community stronger, IMO.

You don't have to chose one. I consistently visit reddit for the graphic design / freelancer / startup subreddits to get my fix of inspiration and critiques. But when I'm looking for a high-level discussion or some mind-penetrating articles, I am here. It is harder to find those long discussions or deeper level thinking on reddit these days.

humanodon  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And don't forget that there are fewer boobs, though theadvancedapes is working on changing that . . . :)

theadvancedapes  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm pro-boob.

briandmyers  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like how the word "Boob" is shaped - first letter is overhead view, next two letters are head-on view, and last letter is side view. Magic.

humanodon  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Me too! But it's tough for me to think about boobs and be intelligent too. It's a character flaw that I'm not really working on, if I'm honest.

insomniasexx  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have that problem with penises. For the first time, I did a glorious job in merging the intelligent conversation & my sexual obsession.

Last night I got excessively drunk with a group of people my partner & I are hoping to do some work for in the very near future. Got home, jumped onto/into bed with the lovely boyfriend, and rambled for about an hour about how cool it would be if humans had duck dicks and how evolution plays a part in genitalia design and what sorts of things would need to happen over a very very long time to get humans to have, what I consider, the coolest freaking penis ever.

Apparently this post is still on my mind.

After an hour of listening to me drunkenly, sleepily ramble about duck dicks, the boyfriend goes "Babe, if you want my penis inside you just say so. I really don't need a drunk evolution lesson right now."

humanodon  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha! There was a video about the corkscrew nature and rapid erections of ducks and how female ducks have vaginas that spiral the opposite way and methods of directing the ejaculate into different . . . crevices? I don't know, somehow the females were able to make sure they weren't inseminated by undesirable mates.

Human mating behaviors are complex enough as it is. Plus, people wear deodorant and perfume and all kinds of fragrant things.

I wish I had a subtle way of letting women know "hey, if you want to get down without any strings, that's cool. Or with strings is cool too. I'm pretty open minded." Without spoiling the mystery.

And also the pre-insertion moment of condom/no condom/I haven't fucked anyone sketchy lately, have you? Oh you're on birth control and never want to have kids/Are looking to get pregnant, etc.

Anyway, drunk evolution seems like it's how we got to this point, but there's something to be said about being straightforward when the situation calls for it.