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.

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