|Ask HN: How do you determine "hot" or "popular" user-generated items?|
5 points by pamelafox 1538 days ago | 5 comments |
|I put together a little app this weekend which lets people translate phrases through different languages and see the often funny or interesting results: http://translation-telephone.com|
On the sidebar, I display "recent" and "popular" phrases, to encourage people to browse others. Right now, "popular" is a random three of the top 30 viewed phrases - really basic.
I'd like to make it smarter and I imagine there are a variety of techniques that I can use, like the HN metric for frontpage news.
What techniques do you guys suggest? Thanks!
(Note: Architecture is App Engine/Python, if that's relevant)
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