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Would you believe that more than 60% of stories that hit the front page do so with 2 or fewer comments? How about that the most common time for a story to become popular is 22 hours after it was first submitted?

That’s what data from 1800 front page stories suggests when analyzed by Social Alerter!
Comments4 Comments  


from BrickMarketing 3762 Days ago #
Votes: 2

Interesting!  We figured the 24 hour limit but the low number of comments?  Wouldn’t have guessed it.  Great article!

from Skitzzo 3762 Days ago #
Votes: 1

I believe the number of comments is skewed a bit by the image and video sections of digg. The traditional "News" section stories almost always have several comments before popping.

from earlpearl 3762 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Nice research Pierre.  I’d like to learn more.

from eKstreme 3762 Days ago #
Votes: 0

More research is coming :) This is just the beginning. The comments result was surprising to me too. Very much. I’m going to repeat the analysis again in a few weeks with a different data set. I can’t wait to get enough data points.Pierre

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