Hackerflow: Stats For Hacker News For The Last 7 Days

This app uses Pacific Time. Stats are updated every 10 minutes and are compiled by visiting the "news" page and "newest" page of hacker news at the same frequency. The only visibiliy this system has is those two pages, so for example I don't count votes or comments for items that are no longer listed on these two pages. Please see the notes section at the end of this page.

Items that hit #1 in the last 7 days sorted by date posted

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Top 50 Stats For The Last 7 days

Top 50 Submitters This Week
UsernameSubmissions
Top 50 Submitters who hit the home page
UsernameSubmissions that hit HP
Top 50 domains submitted
DomainSubmissions
Top 50 domains submitted that reached the home page
DomainSubmissions
Top 50 domains submitted that never reached the home page
DomainSubmissions
Top 50 words in titles that appeared on the home page
WordOccurences
hn:1658
google1331
show1198
facebook670
web667
startup659
app615
android563
apple555
open432
data423
javascript408
code392
programming370
make340
python336
microsoft317
million307
hacker304
game303
ios302
free302
windows297
time297
steve291
mobile286
software284
google+281
source277
linux276
jobs276
iphone275
apps273
internet272
html5263
startups263
news248
design246
build245
released244
search242
online241
twitter241
users236
social229
people227
project226
api222
language221

Charts For The Last 7 days

Note: The right side of this graph will always trend downwards.


Notes:

The keyword list below is converted to lowercase and run through a stopword filter. I use MySQL's list of stopwords. The "www." is stripped from domains in the domain list. The start and end of some graphs will behave strangely e.g. "Time an item spends on the home page" will dip at the end because items currently on the home page will probably still be there for a while.

The graph of Votes / Submissions is: Votes per hour divided by submissions in that same hour. This gives you an indication of when the best time to post is. i.e. When HN is getting the most votes per submission.

The crawler that gathers this data identifies itself as 'HN Stats Bot' and obeys the news.ycombinator.com/robots.txt including crawl-delay. The data on this page is approximate and this project is purely for fun. Please contact mmaunder at gmail dot com with any questions or comments.