The reddit world map

We can all agree that online social networks dominate most people’s day-to-day Internet lives. 90% of all U.S. adults aged 18-29 have a Facebook account, and a large portion of those people check their Facebook at least once a day. What’s strange is that most people regard social networks as nothing more than a blob …

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Celebrating 2 years of research blogging by analyzing my blog

In May 2012, I started this blog to rave about the IPython Notebook, a new scientific computing tool that’s still an integral part of my research workflow today. Two years have passed, and I’ve written about a breadth of topics ranging from statistics tutorials to science outreach to my PhD research to evolution to chess… and even the world’s deadliest actors. This blog has proven to …

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More lies and bad analyses by Shareaholic are misleading the public

Earlier this week, Shareaholic published a report claiming that Reddit referral traffic is rapidly declining. Shortly thereafter, the report appeared on several respectable news outlets, including The Atlantic and Business Insider, chiming in and recommending that SEO experts start looking at web sites other than Reddit for referral traffic. Normally I’d ignore a report like …

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Reddit AMA FAQ

I did a Reddit/r/IAmA AMA yesterday and got a huge amount of questions. Some of them were repeats, so I post them here with answers. I’m planning to do another AMA perhaps next month, so this can serve as a reference. Update 11/12/13: Randy’s interview about this AMA is featured on BEACON’s blog. Q. What …

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