Hacking Hacker News for Fun and Profit – Part 1
The graph is pretty much self-explanatory except for one detail what is "Links to"? Well, it is quite popular to link from stories or comments to others, so we decided to parse all titles and texts and link them to the relevant stories and comments. Story score is between 6 and 32.Discredited = All other story scores. Based on the data above, you get the biggest bang for your buck when posting a story on Tuesday and Thursday. Let's look at the chart below to understand how Top Story Popularity is reflected based on the time the story was posted on. Before the data is explained, it is important to mention that links to a story are added after the story is posted. As a matter of fact, Top ranked stories have a 5.25X higher ratio of links to story compared to High ranked stories. The average times between a Top story sharing and the link posting ranges between 5.5-13.5 hours.