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The New Republic is a better source, so I submitted a new discussion here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4751278

Mashable, in this instance, is just rushed and plainly false blog-spam. According to them, FiveThirtyEight "accounted for 20% of all visits to the New York Times website," probably implying page views. The original article says 20% of visitors to the New York Times website also visited the FiveThirtyEight blog.

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