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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” …

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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 that several niche subreddits have their own interesting virality patterns. Below …

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Ever since I started studying reddit, I’ve always wondered why the most successful posts were consistently posted around 7-8 am EST. I’ve had several theories, but until today I wasn’t able to back any of them up with real data. …

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Have you ever wondered why most of the posts on Reddit’s front page are less than 12 hours old? Or why a post with a score of 4,000 is ranked below 3,000 score post? It all has to do with …

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Fractions can mislead when total numbers aren't reported

This is the original version of the article that appeared on Co.Design. Earlier this week, Shareaholic published a report claiming that Reddit referral traffic is rapidly declining. Shortly thereafter, the report appeared on several respectable news outlets, including The Atlantic …

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For the third and final interview in this series of posts about science outreach on reddit, I’m interviewing a “reddit celebrity” who became famous for sharing his passion for science with the rest of the world through reddit. If you …

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This post is the second in a series of posts where I am interviewing scientists who do science outreach to the public on reddit. My goal here is to discuss these scientist’s experiences to give everyone a taste of what …

Answering people’s pressing science questions on reddit: Interview with Tobias Landberg Read More »

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As a followup to my previous blog post about using reddit AMAs as a form of science outreach, I thought it’d be helpful to interview a few scientists who are already doing science outreach on reddit and discuss their experiences. …

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Since 2005, social media has grown from a playground for angsty teenagers into a tool that pervades nearly everyone’s lives. In fact, almost 3/4 of all internet-using U.S. adults now use social media in some form of another in their …

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Just today, Subhajit Ganguly put up a blog post that piqued my interest: “Imminent Changes In The Publication Process In Sciences.” In this blog post, Subhajit repeats the battle cry we so often hear from the Open Science movement: traditional …

Could the reddit model replace the current scientific publication system? Read More »

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