HubPages, a content community based around topics, is adding a new real-time feature this week: feeds. The site lets anyone create “Hubs” around any type of topic, and divided content into forums, questions and answers.
The new feed makes it more easy to read all components of a particular hub or topic, where you can comment, ask and answer questions and participate in forums. Hubbers (HubPages authors) can earn money by publishing their Hubs and then collecting ad revenue (which is split with HubPages). Paul Edmondson, founder of HubPages, tells me that several thousand new Hubs are created everyday. Edemondson adds that the new feed hopes to make Hubs a “living, breathing piece of content.”
HubPages is also growing, seeing 20 million unique visitors in November and growing 112 percent in traffic over the past year, according to Google Analytics. HubPages faces competition from Squidoo, Mahalo and About.com.