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We analyzed 4 million data points to see what makes it to the front page of Reddit. Here’s what we learned.

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Raymond Maxwell
Feb 04, 2016 02:15
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We applied machine learning to analyze 4,607,160 data points collected by scraping the front page of Reddit for 22 days.

Read post for insights on how the Reddit algorithms work.

Why people are so damn interested in getting to the front page of Reddit?

Look at any viral videos floating around Facebook.

For example, a Reddit front page giraffe story got on CNN.com homepage in 2 hours.

Our Reddit Scraping Process to get 4 million data points :

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