This is the fifth State of Hubski. Let's do something we haven't before:

Perhaps we should do this every year.

Yesterday thenewgreen posted a summary of 2015 which you should listen to.

tng's summary does a fine job of addressing my thoughts and feelings regarding what has happened in the community over the past year. It is no exaggeration to say that this place has enabled friendships that I could not have had otherwise.

Five years ago, I had an inclination that a rare kind of space could exist on the internet, and that anyone could be a part of it. You all have proved that possible. I am constantly surprised by what people bring to this site, and the conversations and collaborations that result.

From a technical standpoint, one of the most significant things that happened this year is that rob05c joined the team. As #devski indicates, good things are afoot. Reading over previous State of Hubski posts, I realized that we have been promising an API for about 4 years. To be honest, I made some mistakes in the last two of years that resulted in significant development delays. Specifically, in 2014 we embarked upon a rewrite of the site that was too ambitious for our team's part-time capacity. As a result, forwardslash and insomniasexx spent much time and effort on work that you never got to see. This was a painful experience. In 2015, we corrected our course, and forwardslash and insomniasexx didn't kill me.

More generally speaking, we have learned a lot in this past five years, and IMO 2015 has found us on firmer footing. Hubski is growing up. Questions have been answered. It has become increasingly clear what this corner of the internet is all about.

That's not to say that we aren't going to be experimenting. Hubski is always a work in progress, and there are changes in store for 2016.

On that note, forwardslash has a New Year's gift for you all:

Thanks for being part of Hubski in 2015. You make this place what it is.

The State of Hubski is good this New Years Eve of 2015.

Happy New Year, Hubski!



So I went and put together the Best of Hubski list.

I am sure I missed some, so feel free to add to it in replies below.


View all as a list


Best Posts of 2015

Alex Rodriguez's return to the New York Yankees

Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s

Class Dismissed: A Roundtable on Art School, USC and Cooper Union

Dying alone in New York City

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla | Bloomberg Business

Lecture 17: Fun With the Anthropic Principle

"No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark"

Neuroscience: Crammed with connections

Personality Insights about You Delivered by IBM's Watson

“Picture yourself as a stereotypical male”

Rudyard Kipling Interviews Mark Twain

The Billionaire’s Typewriter: The Battle Between Medium and Publishing Freedom

The End of Dating: Tinder and Hook Up Culture

The exemplary narcissism of Snoopy

The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans - Tom Mahood,

The Lonely End: In aging Japan, thousands die alone and unnoticed every year.

The Web We Have to Save

The Zipf Mystery - Vsauce

Top Blue Jays Prospect Daniel Norris Lives By His own Code.

Universal Love, Said The Cactus Person

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous


Best Discussions / Debates of 2015

20 years from now what will you have wish you had done?

America's struggle

Pubski: March 25, 2015

Pubski: September 23, 2015

Solar Storms Strip Air from Mars, NASA Says

The Repugnant Conclusion

What Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Kanye West Say About the Black Experience in America

What is the Dark and How Do We Push It Back? by lil

Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

Why She Slept With You: The Unapologetic Cheater

Your formative years, your productive years , your reflective years,

Your job will never love you.


Best Comments / Text Based Posts of 2015

AnSionnachRua on our internet personalities

cgod: I opened my coffee shop yesterday...

coffeesp00ns on gender

Complexity on does amazing Grubski

Corvus: Artificial Neural Networks with Corvus: Part 1!

Cumol: The one state solution

francopoli on the shittiness of science reporting

insomniasexx on readings on what to do with your life

insomniasexx: One year & two weeks ago today, I put in my two weeks notice with no real plan in place.

kleinbl00 on Hubski's following system

lil on feminism

mk on freedom of discussion

mk on why the social aggregator is a terrible business model

mk: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

randomuser's Vacant Homes remix

_refugee_ on not leaving home

rd95 on the Paris Attacks

steve: The China My Father Knew is Gone

tacocat: Art and narrative, by me

tacocat: I love Bruce Springsteen and so should you - OC and long playlist

toferlewis explains a rock

thenewgreen on racial preference and exclusion


Best Things That Happened

Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, overturning the Sixth Circuit Court.

First Close-Up Photos of Pluto Are Released by NASA

demure: So I made it to Carnegie Hall

mk: PSA: Starting the search for the next Hubski team member

mk: Hubski Get’s a Donate Button

randomuser: I asked.


Best Tags






Companions to Best of 2015

The New Green's 2015 Hubski Summary and a glimpse in to 2016

The State of Hubski: 2015

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