I want to keep this account fairly serious, mostly sharing and posting educational topics like #science, #technology, #thehumancondition, etc. In the past, I have followed users who submit more humorous things like #funny, but I usually end up unfollowing them since I don't want to see that type of content on a daily basis, but rather seek it out when I am in the mood. I was just thinking that I wanted to make a hubski alt so I could follow users who mostly post humorous content. That led me to consider making one that mostly followed music and music videos, since I really like how hubski integrates videos natively and I think there is a great potential for a strong music community to develop on hubski, and then it hit me... why can't we have the ability to create more than one feed/hub, for different groups of content? You could even limit the amount of personal hubs that people could create to a modest number, I think 3, 4 or 5 hubs would be enough.

We could create and name different feeds/hubs from our control panel, which would then show up in our sidebar under "my hubski." When we follow someone, a list of all of our hubs would pop up, and we could choose which hub to add them to, including all of them if we so desire. I think this feature would greatly improve the amount of customization that users have over their hubski experience, and would eliminate the desire to unfollow someone just because they post stuff that you don't want to clutter up your main feed - you could simply move them to a separate hub that you don't check as often, but are still interested in following (on occasion).

mk, thenewgreen, what do you guys think? Is there some major flaw here I am not considering? Do you think this would be a good feature to introduce sometime in the future?


I am on the fence on this. I think it's a huge change that creates communities and would probably require bringing followed tags back. But, at the same time I would love to throw all the hubski, reddit, suggestions, bugs, etc into a separate feed and have just my articles and interesting posts on another. I want to stay updated on all this shit, but when I woke up this morning I just wanted to read interesting things.

Perhaps in the way future there would be a way to have a way to filter your page and turn on/off certain tags or groups or something.

posted by syncretic: 2199 days ago