steven clausnitzer

Durham, NC, United States

About steven

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Co-founder Hubski : http://hubski.com/ Co-founder The New Green : http://thenewgreenmusic.com/ Co-founder Eve Eloise Clausnitzer

An idea worth spreading

Hubski -a thoughtful web
We wanted a better social aggregator, so we made one: http://hubski.com
Hubski is different. It's completely based on relationships. Posts don't compete for space on common pages, but instead are sent to users that follow the post's author or tag.
On most aggregators, posts appear on a page viewed by many people. This can be a problem. The number of posts that can be seen is limited, and competition ensues. To get attention, people tend to post bombastic content and give their posts silly titles.
When you post something on Hubski, it is shared with everyone that follows you. If your followers like it, they can then share it with everyone that follows them. As a result, posts spread across the Hubski community by sharing and re-sharing.
We call Hubski a "decentralized social aggregator". You get what you want, and don't get what you don't want.
Are you tired of having your thoughtful contributions buried beneath fluff and spam? So are we. We're growing a

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Posted over 2 years ago
Does formal education play a significant role in the success of entrepreneurs and the outcomes of their business activities?
Per your comment above: @Lisi, While I admire the list you put forth and don't for a minute argue that these people didn't succeed in spite of opposition I would also suggest that perhaps they succeeded *because* of opposition. Sometimes in life obstacles are what make us great, wouldn't you agree? Can you imagine Abe Lincoln having the degree of empathy he had for the common man had he not been born a poor child of uneducated farmers? There is no doubt that genetics play a part in any persons path in life. Had Lincoln been born developmentally "challenged" there is no way he rises to the levels he did. But to suggest that he was "born" to be a leader is to suggest that Lincoln didn't take great pains to study (of his own accord) philosophy, history etc. What gave Lincoln, MLK, Newton the impetus to study and learn to the degree they did? I'd wager it wasn't genetics but other people. Undoubtedly, there were people in there lives that instilled in them a thirst for knowledge and awareness. This thirst is planted by other (previously) thirsty people. Are some "born" more thirsty than others? To a degree, perhaps but I really think it's the environment that makes the man.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Does formal education play a significant role in the success of entrepreneurs and the outcomes of their business activities?
I would also suggest that when you are a young person you may have a fantastic idea but don't have the connections yet to help materialize such ideas. As an entrepreneur myself, I couldn't conceive of the personal (not fiscal) connections I have now when I was in my early 20's. Perhaps college is a way to facilitate these early connections? Also, many universities are holding startup competitions etc that can potentially end in a substantial amount of $VC. To Mr. Scheifler's question are leaders "born" or "made", they are most certainly "made". To suggest otherwise is a slippery and scary slope. How they are made is a varied path that doesn't always include college but nobody is simply born great or with an innate faculty for success. These things are cultivated.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage
I'm currently reading a fantastic book called "Thank You For Arguing". In the book they make mention that all marriages have disagreements but the successful ones "argue" instead of "fight". The difference is that when you argue, you have an objective. When you "fight" it often involves personal attacks etc and the objective is to "win" at the others expense. -Rings true in my experience. Check out the author, Jay Heinrich's website: http://www.figarospeech.com/
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Posted over 2 years ago
Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education
The Khan academy is amazing and I will do everything I can to help spread awareness. Today is January 18th and is the "Black Out" on the internet in opposition of SOPA and PIPA. Here is a link to a Sal Khan talk about what SOPA and PIPA are. It (like most of his talks) is awesome. Here it is: http://hubski.com/pub?id=14327
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Posted over 2 years ago
Brian Cox: What went wrong at the LHC
The LHC at Cern is so friggin cool. The machine itself looks like something out of a high budget sic-fi movie. We are all pulling for you guys at the LHC. It's my understanding that there is still a sliver of hope to find the Higgs. Have they established whether a neutrino can travel at speeds faster than light? Fascinating work being done there. Keep it up!!
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Posted over 2 years ago
Economic and social morale in the U.S has waned of late, what role do you think technology/entertainment/design can play to awaken it?
Sido, your music is absolutely lovely. I posted a longer reply but for some reason it is not appearing. What you do is certainly a good thing. More people need to embrace the arts so that they can express themselves and not get too "bottled up". I too am a singer and artist and I know that without music, my life would not be nearly as full. I loved your singing, keep it up! -Steven
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Posted over 2 years ago
Economic and social morale in the U.S has waned of late, what role do you think technology/entertainment/design can play to awaken it?
Thank you for sharing this lovely music. It is at once haunting and beautiful. A reminder of what our voices are capable of. It reminds me of one of Jeff Buckley's rendition of Corpus Christi Carol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV8wsz6a-8o&feature=fvst I too am a singer, but I do not have your amazing abilities. I write songs and sing in a band called "the new green". http://thenewgreenmusic.com/ You are right that the arts teach us how "to live truly in the real world". I have recently been a little bit sad, I went to a wedding this weekend and danced all night long. I feel 100% better now. Why? Because I was able to express myself through dance. People are far too bottled up these days. The arts allow us to express that which is hard to put in to words. Keep up the great work Sido, it is VERY beautiful. Thanks for the response, Steven
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Posted over 2 years ago
Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized
Great images. Could have used more technical descriptions. Just because we currently don't understand the entirety of our human biology and condition doesn't mean we must ultimately ascribe it to "divinity" and "magic". We shouldn't forget the great advances we've made that have dispelled the "magic" and "myth" from our common knowledge. To dispel them is not to eliminate the wonder that these processes invoke.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news
Hey Jason, I'm obviously biased but Hubski acts as a crowd sourced "filter". You can think of it as a filter on the giant fire-hose that is the internet. The filter is essentially... you. If you are interested in what we are trying to accomplish, you can check out this link: http://abouthubski.pen.io/ Cheers, -Steve