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Alex Cook

I think the scale on the line chart is misleading. The original post says they're counting "hits" to digg but "100 points" on reddit, so the units don't seem comparable.

In any case, could the difference in times not reflect something to do with time zones, for instance, if one is popular in the Americas and the other in both the Americas and Asia, say?


Alex: Good questions. I didn't realize they were using different units. They should have just converted to "standardized units" but then one wouldn't be able to say which one is more popular.

As for time zones, they should be processing the data in "local time" so, say, you line up 3 pm no matter where one is located.


Please do correct me if i'm off:

The usage of pie charts here is questionable, especially considering that an "other" category (for domains other than the top 10) is omitted. We're not given 100% of the domains submitted, and the charts make it look like ONLY these 10 domains are submitted.

It's also impractical to not specify a timezone on the clock thing or subsequent line chart. We're left to guess (pacific time?), and i would have liked to contrast it to my usual Digg habits, being in GMT+1.


"Do people still use Digg or Reddit?" - Very much so. Have they been succeeded by other services?

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