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veen  ·  529 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Wee Stroll

The map is finished! What do you think of it? Let me know if I made any mistakes. :)

AlderaanDuran  ·  1901 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you click the wheel to share content does it mean you endorse it?

It's just sharing it with others because you think it should be read, not that you agree with the article or its content. In fact I'd prefer if the share button did NOT become a "I Agree" button, because that's one of the bigger problems with other content aggragator sites like Reddit, and Digg before it. You end up with only one type of material, the type that everyone agrees with and can circle jerk over. That's not what I want in my news or things I read. I want to read the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty.

But like others have said, if I see you share something, I just assume you want other people to read it because it's a good article, or has interesting content. I never assume the person sharing it endorses or fully agrees with the sentiment of the content though.

thenewgreen  ·  1987 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [48 hours] Edward Snowden's Half-Baked Revolution

Well said, and that is no judgement against hiyou102, but rather an admission of my current state. Of late, I have been finding myself trying to skim through well written articles to get to the "meat" of the article. Why? Because I know that there are many others behind it fighting for my attention. Information overload. When reading this article I literally had to say to myself, " you will take the time to read this in full." -Crazy that I have to do that.

I recently took 10 days away from work, my computer and everything else but my wife and several books. Reading several books in one week felt so familiar and comforting. Why? Because having the same voice talking to my conscious for longer than ten paragraphs was refreshing. The internet can be like a series of one night stands, you never get to love the one you're with.

Saydrah  ·  2159 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A fair warning for all Hubsters

You say that like you're under the impression that Reddit has options which will allow you to ignore all posts by a particular topic or user, and like you're under the impression that even in its glory days Reddit had admins who consciously tweaked functionality to influence user behavior and community atmosphere. Reddit was always meant to be profitable, and even early on I think it was clear that the site had some sort of "star factor" that would eventually result in explosive growth. It took a little while for it to cross over from slowly growing nerd community to exponentially growing Digg/9gag clone, but when it did there was never a real incentive for anyone to slow that growth, even if the reward for slowing it would have been a more high-quality community.

Reddit was never designed to be a high-quality community. Reddit was designed to be a profitable gathering-place for "nerd culture," by which I mean people who get their sense of group-belonging by being different like everyone else, using hallmarks of "nerd" or "geek" like video game jokes. Reddit is for people who are okay with stupidity, racism, and misogyny if it makes them feel they belong. More literally, Reddit is a tool to aggregate those people and their need to be grouped and sub-grouped and present them to advertisers anxious to sell products and services that reinforce their group and subgroup identities.

Hubski is just a few nerds' (in the sense of actually being technical people) side project, one with many flaws of its own, but none of the specific flaws that made it impossible for Reddit to ever be managed as a quality community.

sounds_sound  ·  2237 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Detroit Rule

Chili? I'd eat Detroit Crackrock. I think that's what they put in their chili though. Btw, Did I ever tell you how cold it is in the D?