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The HubPages blog officially launches! Research Paper 2.0?

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago


    I just made the first post ever over on the brand spankin' new HubPages blog. I posted about some thoughts that I've had lately regarding ways to help college students better learn how to write on the web by using HubPages. I really started thinking about this after I found out about an amazing professor named Mike Wesch, who teaches cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.

    Give the post a read and let us know your thoughts on the subject if you get a chance:

    http://blog.hubpages.com/2008/09/hubpag … -paper-20/

    1. ASHWINSPGA profile image60
      ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sir the key point which wins me over is my work not being lost in a laptop rather my hard work is published and read by people all over the world. That is honestly something which is going to grip the mind of prospective student sign-ups. In my opinion i would like the point to be displayed somewhere at the top or toward the end instead of in between the lines, just to remind the blog readers to look at it again before they leave. It is a strong point

  2. dingdong profile image61
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Wow! big_smile

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, is that a good wow, or a bad wow? smile

      1. dingdong profile image61
        dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't know there is a bad wow! tongue

  3. broalexdotinfo profile image60
    broalexdotinfoposted 8 years ago

    The blog is lovely, plain simple layout.
    I don`t see any ads on it either which makes it perfect.

    Alex M.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the compliment, broalexdotinfo.

      I'll be sure to relay that to our designers. smile

    2. jamestedmondson profile image83
      jamestedmondsonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Alex M.!
      Always nice to hear stuff like that, I'm a fan of plain and simple.

  4. MM Del Rosario profile image82
    MM Del Rosarioposted 8 years ago

    after reading the blog--i got some ideas...i have all my college assignments in files just sitting in a dusty box... maybe I could make them in hubs--- add some pictures, videos and links and earn a bit of green bucks... it will be good if hubpages -- could be linked in some library sites...

  5. compu-smart profile image79
    compu-smartposted 8 years ago

    Wow, looks good! good idea! good luck! smile|

  6. Bob Ewing profile image63
    Bob Ewingposted 8 years ago

    great idea, thanks.

  7. weblog profile image59
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    NEWS big_smile

  8. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    Ryan, I posted a comment to the Blog and say I am all for this. Students are already using Hub Pages in their research papers at times (I've been contacted), so this is a useful starting point for some research. I say again that we can rival Wikipedia. Bravo!

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Are you going to  put a link to the blog in the navigation bar?

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, it's coming soon. smile

      1. weblog profile image59
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It will be nice smile

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    rethansmithposted 8 years ago

    Wrote a Summary and Analysis of the Epic of Gilgamesh today for Lit and Arts class.

    Guess what I posted to hubpages today too? yep.

    Still waiting on that call regarding HubPages and College Students ryan...or some IM might be better?

  11. Paraglider profile image90
    Paragliderposted 8 years ago

    The new blog looks great. Excellent addition.

  12. topstuff profile image59
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    Its a good post indeed and i totally agree with you.I found the video relevant to my hub "youtube review" and im going to add it.Thanks

  13. WeddingConsultant profile image83
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    I agree- it would be great to have a link directly to the blog! Awesome improvement!

  14. spuds profile image23
    spudsposted 8 years ago

    Very nicely done.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, spuds!

  15. bloggerdollar profile image44
    bloggerdollarposted 8 years ago

    Wow a blog at last. I hope it will be updated every week.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey bloggerdollar,

      We're hoping to make at least 2 posts a week, with some other random fun posts thrown in here and there.

  16. Juliet Christie profile image56
    Juliet Christieposted 8 years ago

    A blog on hubpages would be nice .Some people would just like to relax a little and do some light writing.Hupppages are more serious work s where individuals  should be able to find sound ,accurate and reliable iformation.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Juliet,

      I agree, a blog and a Hub are two completely different things. That's why I think a lot of us either have our own personal blogs, or we find our 'writing release' for more conversational content here in the Forums.

  17. britneydavidson profile image60
    britneydavidsonposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for this useful information.

  18. VioletSun profile image70
    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    Wow, I had missed this.  I like it!  You are doing a great job with Hubpages.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well, thanks! smile

  19. ripplemaker profile image90
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago

    Wow, this is cool!  big_smile  Way to go!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey ripplemaker,

      Thanks for taking a read...more blog posts coming soon!

  20. Research Analyst profile image79
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    This is such a great tool, that will help everyone here on hubpages, blogs are great. Thanks!

  21. hot dorkage profile image80
    hot dorkageposted 8 years ago

    Hoo Haa Haa that "no opportunity for revenue" got me thinking.  When I was in college this professor had a class WIKI.  It was password protected and available only to students in the class.  We were supposed to do collaborative stuff and put it on the WIKI for all to share and I was an enthusiastic and generous contributor.  Then he announced that after the class was over he would be packing up the WIKI to show to his colleagues and I had most strong objections.  I complained that my articles were MINE, and that by publishing it on the class WIKI I had implicitly given permission only for classmates to see it but not for him to republish it in some other context.  Furthermore the WIKI had my real name AND PHONE NUMBER and I did not want that personal info going out.  I said that if he removed my phone number and real name and set up a pay per read so that I got a nickel a read he could use my articles.  He thought I was joking and/or just trying to cause trouble.   I wasn't.  He probably just took it and did what he wanted anyway.  How would I know.  Professors are like that.  Hub Pages has no chance to be another WIKIpedia because the material is not structured or vetted the same way.  I don't think WIKIpedia article authors receive any compensation for their work, so there would be less temptation to write sexy sexy crappola link bait to game it. 

    Not gonna do a hob mob.... maybe next time.

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    robertsmith143posted 8 years ago

    Hi,and great welcome  to all the members of this forum and Great, watching  your site .

    <no signatures in the forum please>

  23. Jana67 profile image59
    Jana67posted 8 years ago

    Great place to be, looking forward to finding out more smile

  24. NYLady profile image60
    NYLadyposted 8 years ago


    I'm a major, major fan of Michael Wesch and everything he's done. I use his video "The Web is Using/Us" in my blogging and Web 2.0 classes and workshops, and everyone always loves it. He also has a good one about how today's students learn -- the one with students holding up signs that contain amazing statistics. He's great. Glad you discovered him. big_smile