One of my recent pieces, Make it Count, briefly made the Hacker News front-page on Sunday. It was steadily approaching the top 10 items, but then got pushed down to the second page abruptly. As it turns out, HN’s algorithm is designed to prevent internet flame-wars and penalizes items that garner comments too quickly in their respective thread.
Naturally, I would have liked mine to enjoy a little more sunlight, but I’m glad it started a conversation. To the newcomers who decided to stay for another round and subscribe to the RSS feed: Thank you.Share: