August 8th, 2008

Redditing vs. Digging

The movie charts got Dugg a few days after they made a minor dent on reddit. They hit the front page end wound up with over 800 diggs and 50 comments. I had to move some of the images to Amazon S3 to keep up with the demand.

While Digg had a huge bulge, I was surprised to see that StumbleUpon sent much more traffic than Digg over a longer period of time.

Below are the Reddit and Digg referral trend charts over 48 hours. Instead of the Titanic, Reddit is now the Deuce Bigelow, European Gigolo of linkers.

Click here for the detailed interactive breakdown


That spike on Monday is my 10 megabit ethernet port maxing out until I scrambled to get pictures hosted on other systems. I eventually went with S3 and it worked nicely.