Sunday, June 29, 2008

Data on Digg Front Page Stories

The good folks at Social Blade have a handy tool that analyzes how each story makes the front page of Digg. You can see how long each story took to get there, not to mention what percentage of its diggs came from friends. Fascinating stuff.

A completely non-quantitative analysis, i.e. a quick glance down the columns, seems to show that stories make the front page more quickly when they have higher percentages of friendly diggs, which makes sense, sure, but those stories also seem to make the front page with less total diggs than is required of other stories, perhaps because of the momentum from all those friendly clicks.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Street Art 101: How to Wheatpaste

Here's a video a friend and I worked up a while back for my blog about graffiti in Houston, Austin and beyond. I'm reposting it here so I can try out my fancy new buttons below.

Wheat- Paste Posters - video powered by Metacafe

Making the Front Page on Digg

Here's the very first story I ever submitted to Digg. It made the front page. Talk about beginner's luck. It took another 200 submissions before I ever made it there again. I guess vomit and/or Barack Obama are keys to a successful story on Digg. And there I was thinking it was all about Ron Paul and boobies...