Digg.com success of posts


One of my favourite websites is Digg.com, which is a site where members click in their votes for stories that they find newsworthy or interesting, or worth a look.

Being perversely fascinated with statistics: I thought I would follow Digg for a month and see what kind of stories get the most attention (votes/diggs) based on stories submitted + keywords + actual content in the url/page/site (keywords (most common word) everywhere basically). These findings (obviously) has nothing to do with story importance, it’s more a general look in to averages and words mentioned in the actual stories etc.

No, I was never a great coder, so maybe I missed something somewhere? These findings are presented “as is” (I can’t guarantee the accuracy). Hoverer, seeing the end result – it looks good to me? In no particular order, except the last entry…

  1. Paris Hilton + Drunk + Purse + Vomiting + Video.
  2. Nintendo + Wii + Rocks + Cool + Tricks.
  3. Iraq + War + Neat + Dying + Bush.
  4. Intel + Chip + Core16 + Edible + Yummie.
  5. Cancer + Urban + Legend + Santa + Norad.
  6. Stripper + Pole + Slipping + Elf + Dentures.
  7. PS3 + Software + Bug + Herpes + Bill Gates.
  8. Murder + Gross + Horrific + Wii + Youtube.
  9. Wii + Controler + Dog + Rectum + Lawsuit.
  10. PS3 + eBay + Fucking + Nuts + Beef jerky.
  11. Stripper + Hat + China + Hockey + Suck.
  12. Keyboard + Better + Cancer + Porn + WTF.
  13. Airline + Security + Fun + Lightsaber + Colorado.
  14. Mad + Cow + Ritalin + Happy + BBQ.
  15. Girfriend + Very + Naked + Happy + Redneck.
  16. Coors + Light + Flaming + Homosexual + Constitution.
  17. Digg + New + Features + News+Wii.
  18. Nintendo + Undigg + Wii + Merger + Iminent.
  19. Paris Hilton + Video + Nintendo + Iraq + Intel.
  20. Cancer + Yummie + PS3 + Bug + Stripper + China + Suck + Wii + Dog + Rectum + Airline + Coors + Digg + Merger + Iminent + Google + Big + Bugs.
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