Robot Lab

Hacker News Trend Analyzer

We were curious to see any trends in what made the Hacker News front page, so we ran 30 months of hourly captures through the Diffbot Article API, extracting article author, domain, poster-name, and (using our &tags parameter) tags generated from every post.

Our blog has more details on how we did it, and the tool is yours to play with below. Any comments or neat trends? Let us know in the HN comments.

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Here are a few we like: