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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!
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from BrickMarketing 2237 Days ago #
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Interesting!  We figured the 24 hour limit but the low number of comments?  Wouldn’t have guessed it.  Great article!

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from Skitzzo 2237 Days ago #
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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.

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from earlpearl 2237 Days ago #
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Nice research Pierre.  I’d like to learn more.

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from eKstreme 2237 Days ago #
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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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