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steve  ·  703 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Student Research

Hi Madi-

Welcome to Hubski! Truth be told - this place is awesome. You can ignore the above comment… I’m at work and in a weird mood…

    I was wondering if any of you could tell me what some of the contributions users can make

Wow… people write poetry. People read poetry. People post music. People post films. People post about politics (a lot more lately). People post desperate pleas for help. People post projects they’re working on. I’m glad kantos plunged the “Original Content isn’t a Sin” post. I think that’s is a good segue to your next question…

    how they are incentivized to interact with/contribute to the community?

I feel like the same incentives exist here as exist in real social situations. To share, to learn, to love, to be loved, to laugh, etc. There’s no money here. I suppose people could come here to get attention or admiration… but that’s like real life too. And some of us just come here to crack jokes and chew gum... AND I'M ALL OUT OF GUM!

I hope you’ll kick the tires a bit after your research is complete. And invite your friends. It’s a great place for thoughtful conversation.