I've been lurking seriously for about a week, and have realized this community is something I'd really like to be a part of. The discussions here feel appropriately entertaining and in-depth as opposed to the social aggregation site I've primarily used for years.
As I'm sure is true for many, the reason I heard of this place was due to a few of said-site's debacles; but those were bad times to visit, as that site had inflicted temporary chaos here at those moments. I've been lurking for about a week after realizing how unfulfilling my usual feed was and that I would like to be somewhere where it's easier to participate meaningfully.
I am a web developer, recently out of school (unemployed for now), and have undergone some rather monumental life changes that have left me with a desire to invest in my mind and the world around me. My interests are varied, but tend towards technology and politics (big surprise, I'm sure).
I hope I might invest in this community and receive more directly the wisdom and intelligence on display here. Thanks for existing, Hubski!