Type up something here in the replies, or shoot me a message if you want to record your own and send it to me another way.
UPDATE - I've had some family stuff come up (nothing tragic) and will not be able to get to this project as soon as I had hoped. I will keep you posted.
I would not have pegged you as an introvert based on your Hubskiing. You seem to comment more than you post, which suggests a more extraverted personality. That said, I'm glad you do. I've particularly enjoyed some of your conversations with alpha0 and hootsbox. Sometimes the best view in a room is the fly on the walls.
I have mundane reasons why I love Hubski, and I have reasons that I'd probably only venture to verbalize when I have slept too little or drank too much.
Mostly, I want Hubski to be fertile ground for things that matter.
What I use it for: I visit to see what others are posting. I am NOT on Facebook and I do not participate in LinkedIn discussions. I often find interesting articles that I otherwise would miss. And more selfishly, I post my occasional blog entries on hubski - and have had the most challenging and thoughtful responses from the hubski community.
Why do I come here: to see if newgreen has any more songs. I found hubski while randomly wondering about the higgs-boson particle. I also read the posts here because they are overall intelligent and civil. Whoever is keeping out spam and the kind of sexist, racist, homophobic comments that seem everywhere else, I salute you.
What would I tell others about: I tell others to check it out all the time.
What hubski means to me: -- a chance to participate in a community of thoughtful humans. There are no distracting ads, I don't feel like I'm being sold anything. Hubski is also challenging for me. I do not like to spend a lot of time on line, so I don't participate very much. I'd like to have a chance to know some of the participants better.
p.s. I enjoyed that ship manifest article.
I'm trying to submit a link to my new blog: What's your (secret) identity? http://lilblume.blogspot.ca/
thanks, your fan lil
Hubski was seeing your submission as a duplicate url. I changed your last post to directly link your lucid dreaming post:
Now you should be able to submit to your secret identity post:
If someone already posted a url, it redirects you to that submission. So, when you post a new article, just be sure to link to that specific one, not your main url.
Let me know if you have any other problems!
- Whoever is keeping out spam and the kind of sexist, racist, homophobic comments that seem everywhere else, I salute you.
Salute yourself then, because it is all of us who do this together. There have been a few a-holes that have popped up here and there, but they always go away quickly because no one encourages them. Even if we get more people, I think (hope) that the hubski culture will keep these types out.
Also (and more importantly) I really enjoy checking out your blog posts. There are a number of people on Hubski, myself included, that share their creative work. This is awesome. Recently, I've been reading JakobVirgil's novel he's been posting. It's great! I'm not sure why such things should be taboo to post? Creative people, share, share, share...!!
Why do I come here: I come to Hubski to find interesting ideas that I otherwise may have gone without. I come to Hubski to present questions I have about a topic or idea to gain clarity from a smart and "thoughtful" community.
What would I tell others about: Since coming to Hubski I've learned a LOT from a lot of great people on topics like; particle physics, Classical Music, Street art, Red Dawn, classic cocktails, Architecture, and of course books. I learn as much from the people here as I do from the actual articles/videos etc. If you are a curious person, you'll find kindred spirits on Hubski.
What hubski means to me: It's a place that for the most part mirrors the civility of real world interactions. People have spirited debates at times but almost always within the confines of civility. Hubski therefore, is a safe place for me to share ideas and learn. I've also been fortunate to cultivate some "internet friendships" with people from all over the globe. For me, it's like the coolest, most interesting club in the world.
What do I use it for: Mainly to show people something interesting ("Look what I found!") or to find something interesting ("This is so cool."). In that sense, I use hubski very much like a news aggregator, only it is not restricted to news.
Why do I come here: Because I like the people, I enjoy reading the comments, seeing what's new on the badge list and the content that's being posted on my feed.
What would I tell others about: I would tell them I know this great place on the internet where you can have a mature conversation on a variety of topics. I would try to find some examples to make it more concrete. mk's (recent post on space exploration)[http://hubski.com/pub?id=33940] or some of the discussions on the #books tag would be a good place to start.
What hubski means to me: As speeding_snail, I too am not american. So I think hubski is a place for me to connect with people outside of my country. In that sense, I think this place, to me, represents to good side of globalization.
I'd tell others that it takes the best of the social link aggregator ideals from around the web, but sees to it that it is curated by feeding you only links that people you choose to follow post or value. Hubski doesn't waste your time.
Huski is to me a place where I can find quality articles, read them and if the article is worth a discussion, I can discuss the article. It is a forum where I can discuss things which most people I know, unfortunately, don't feel like talking about. Hubski makes me think instead of consume and lets me get to know some interesting people in the meanwhile.
As for what I would tell others, I would tell them that we have quality articles AND stickers. And meetups if you live in the US, somewhere in Michigan if I'm not mistaken ;)
Oh, I also get to know more about the US than through normal news channels, which might change my biased view of the US.
I think that is it. Maybe I'll add something later, but this is all I can think of now. Please keep us informed about your project. I'm curious about what the end result will be.
On the most basic level I am here because I know mk in real life, I don't see him often anymore but knowing him has been influential to who I am.
I have followed around 50 people and the out of all of them I have chosen to unfollow only 1 of them. All those people I have followed at one time or another have shared something that was worth paying attention to, something I might not have engaged with outside of hubski.
The blend of community and anonymity lets me express myself without many of the filters I might put up otherwise. I have at times probably made an ass out of myself but at least I was an ass in front of people that knew me, had some regard for me.