My God, this is so true. I look at some of the submissions on my feed and it some of them are more than a week old, which in Reddit time is basically an eternity. Hubski seems to encourage users to actually digest what they are viewing, whereas on Reddit, it's like I'm in a race to turn as many of the blue links purple before I have to log off.
You are actually encouraged to comment on older posts! You don't realize how much reddit influences you until you are on such a liberating website. It's pretty difficult to seek out some of the older ones to comment on, but insomniasexx came up with a great way to get used to it (the Hubski newsletter). Don't be afraid of creating new tags if you can't find what you are looking for either. People like you here and you won't know if they don't. Ignoring the user is completely up to you.
I earned my first full hubski wheel yesterday and got shocked when it disappeared! I didn't realize how much I was glad to see the damn thing, so I'm back to earning another one for the sole satisfaction of seeing it up there again.
You are actually encouraged to comment on older posts!
You wouldn't believe how much this is true. I commented on a post that was 20-30 days old. I figured it'd just fly by and no one except for maybe a couple people would even see it. I check back a bit later and there's people commenting on that 20-30 day old post (with the older posts being 20-30 days old and the newer ones only being a few hours). I honestly think I revived it.
With Reddit, that would've never happened. Most comment would've sat there and been lost forever.
I wouldn't say it influenced me so much, but it did become a huge habit in my life that I only started to get rid of around this time last year. I couldn't believe how much time I spent I would spend there until I stopped spending so much time there. But I'm excited to explore this community, it honestly seems so great and relaxing, rather than the time-wasting black-hole of Reddit that I let consume me.
Also, I'm guessing insomniasexx is some sort of power-user or Hubski celebrity because her name has popped up everywhere!
No. Nononononononononono. insomniasexx if you disagree with me then please speak up once you read this....but please, please, please don't call people power-users or Hubski celebrity's. We're all just people, some of whom work on this great site, but in the end we're all using in roughly the same way.
Ha. Power user, that's hilarious. It naturally takes a bit for people to understand the culture here and to realize that this is its own place. The idea that interactions in the community aren't tied to some sort of competition is foreign to most people.
But I agree with you and ButterflyEffect we are all just people having conversations.
It also takes time and effort to make enough quality posts to gain followers, so hopefully the lack of instant gratification will deter the people that just want followers. If not, well, there's always the ignore button.
I'm being completely blown away right now. I've probably interacted with the same few users tons of times already. It's crazy to see how often everyone pops up. I'm starting to learn names already; that's something I never have done on Reddit.
I am NOT a power user. I am a 23 year old chick who happened to be doing homework while preparing for a work presentation today when the site crashed. I had seen the reddit thread earlier so I knew that reddit had done it. :)
Naturally, which would you choose. Homework / boring powerpoint or being on Hubski/reddit? Hmm.....
Haha sorry, I didn't mean to hit a nerve. I just didn't know how else to label it (or if labels are even appropriate) but you seem to have just popped up everywhere on this site. And I would definitely choose Hubski/reddit over homework, which is what I'm doing right now actually.
The team consists of mk, b_b, thenewgreen, and forwardslash. mk and fowardslash are the coder programmer wizards. I guess it falls on to me help answer questions, etc when the smart ones are dealing with server issues, etc.