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goobster  ·  1668 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Update: The donation bar

That's too "on the nose"... too specific for me. I don't want to imply there is a cost associated with posting. More of a general measurement of the community - X comments last week, for example - that I can extrapolate to MY perceived usage. "Wow... I posted a LOT last week. I'm gonna give em $10." As opposed to, "it costs them $0.06 every time I post, so I'm not going to post this idea I had."

Data analytics are a cool and geeky itch that I assume a lot of us like to scratch. ("Information is Beautiful" anyone?)

By publishing some interesting stats like "comments over x period" or "posts during the Obama administration", it makes us feel more like a community, and inspires us to give back to that community. To support the tools we have been using to create this groovy Hubski group of people.

(PS - I do marketing for a living. So... yeah.)