| ||Show HN: Hubski, my idea of a better aggregator|
18 points by markkat on Dec 2, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments |
|One year ago, I downloaded the news.arc code and decided that I would teach myself programming by building a better aggregator. At that time, I had some rudimentary HTML knowledge, and little FORTRAN under my belt.|
I knew that I wanted an aggregator that could support a wide range of submissions, and one that could scale without losing quality for the user. Hubski is what I have to show for my time and effort.
The easiest way to describe Hubski is to say that it uses a commenting system akin to HN or Reddit, but uses a sharing scheme like Twitter.
You have a personal feed comprised of the posts of people you follow, and the posts that they share with you. Instead of voting for a post, you share it with your followers. Posts propagate across the community by sharing. Posts can also be tagged, and tags can be followed like people.
That's Hubski in a nutshell.
There are a number of other things, like post previews, user shout-outs, and stuff, but most are UI-related. Here's a screenshot of my wife's account: http://i.imgur.com/NYrMf.png
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