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I’ve been a moderator of /r/DataIsBeautiful — one of the largest online communities dedicated to data analysis and visualization — for the past 2 1/2 years. During that time, I’ve reviewed thousands of data visualizations created by amateurs and professionals …

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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. It just so happens that the time period I sampled over covered the week that the reddit admins …

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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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Subreddit growth over time

Have you ever wondered how the Reddit community has changed since it started in 2005? I’ve only been active on Reddit since late 2011, so I’ve always been curious how Reddit looked before I came along. In this post, I …

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