Rising and falling subreddits according to virality trends
For the past week, I’ve been mapping out virality trends on various subreddits to better understand how posts go viral on reddit. As a neat side effect, I discovered a method to detect rising and falling subreddits. Basically, a “rising” subreddit is one that has a large, steady increase in hotness over time (blue to red), whereas a “falling” subreddit is going in the opposite direction (red to blue).
Here’s the rising subreddits I’ve manage to detect: /r/4chan, /r/AlienBlue, /r/AskWomen, /r/battlestations, /r/Demotivational, /r/Diablo, /r/dubstep, /r/Fallout, /r/IWantToLearn, /r/JusticePorn, /r/learnprogramming, /r/MorbidReality, /r/Steam, /r/TrueReddit, /r/woahdude
Here’s the falling subreddits I’ve managed to detect: /r/itookapicture, /r/MURICA, /r/Frugal, /r/Health, /r/Homebrewing, /r/keto, /r/loseit, /r/progresspics, /r/sex, /r/travel