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>Could This Be A Business?

Without a doubt. In fact, if a prominent hacker in a non-english speaking country set up something similar, it will definitely become influential.

Hatena Bookmark of Japan used to be like the old reddit with predominantly hacker subject articles, but it grew and became mainstream, kind of like new reddit. Now the hacker community there is yearning for something like hacker news; something that is for them.

It's officially a business! It's called YC.

well I mean HN standalone.

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