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The Like Log Study (yahoo.net)
58 points by Uncle_Sam 1580 days ago | 6 comments



Hey, thanks for posting it here. I am the author of the study. Here are some additional charts for fellow HNers:

Most voted words at HN: http://ediscope.labs.yahoo.net/final/hackernews_positive.png

Least voted words at HN: http://ediscope.labs.yahoo.net/final/hackernews_negative.png

These trends are pretty volatile. The data was collected at the time when Larry Page was announced to succeed Eric Schmidt. They were pretty hot that day.

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20 seconds into the video and I'm becoming impatient, 40 seconds into it and I no longer care.

People - listen - video is not always the best medium to get your message across. Sometimes you want to back-track, review, re-interpret, and otherwise look at again.

Video imposes linearity and and imposes pace. Between them these can be a complete turn-off and prevent people from engaging with your material.

Think harder.

Use video for what it's good at, and use the printed word much more often.

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I agree, video got too much attention at the landing page.

If you just scroll down you get all data and infographics in text form. Now I need to make this more intuitive so that anti-video folks can easily go to text/graphics content.

Video also has some advantages. It creates a bit deeper engagement. I think that people who decided to watch the video will remember your project better.

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But there's just this huge stream of stuff. The graphics take over a page, you scroll down, you're not sure where the text is that's associated with it, you can't find a narrative, you can't find a point to it all, it's just an endless stream of - well - "stuff".

You need to tell a story.

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New: Obama says U.S. Senate will Tax Wikileaks and New York.

(Will this article also work for Hacker News Points? Also, why is "York" highly likes but "New" isn't?)

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'New' is a part of many other common terms: 'New Yorkers', 'new generation', 'new law' etc. So there are more stories about 'new' than ones about 'york'.

Adding smarter natural language processing is in my plans for next versions.

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