posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 08:43 AM
Top 5 for me? Pretty similar....
#1. Above all is news. ATS usually beats CNN and Fox on major story reporting by 5-15 minutes consistently. From Earthquake to unexpected gas
explosion. It holds to form often enough to make ATS New Topics equal in weight on screens to Breakingnews.com and the like for a glance at whats
#2 Community! Plenty of people, 24hrs a day and from all over the world! As many good folks as not...like any community is likely to have and with the
general intangible rewards that come with any community for becoming established and developing friendships.
#3 The wide variety of content. There is someone out there posting about something so that just about everything has been covered at least once or
twice. The archives are like a big encyclopedia that comes with a warning about applying one's own judgement on accuracy.
#4 The insight! I've noticed since prior to making my own account, that ATS draws professionals as well as teenagers and all in between. It'd be
interesting if an honest survey could ever be taken, what people here REALLY do for a living compared to what is said or never said at all on the
matter. I'm willing bet that if the truth were known, more membership would turn out to have professional backgrounds of varying kinds than one might
#5 Experience. This is 100% personal but 15 years on a truck isn't a healthy thing for social development of any kind. In fact, I sometimes think
people in prison had more in that way. They have people around them 24/7..where as a solo driver? The vast majority of the 24hr clock, every day is
spent completely alone and self reliant. It's a nice life...but sucks, again, for social skills. I'm not sure what it says to note ATS helps with
that...but to note that it's just one of several areas. College among them....but it sure helps!
(Sits back to see why everyone else haunts the place. lol)
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