20 votes

My activity history on Tildes: an exercise in boredom

9 comments

  1. [9]
    alyaza Link
    as someone with far, far too much time to kill, i decided to do something in the vein of @bauke's scraping tildes post, but with just my activity. as it happens, just my activity in the past 13...

    as someone with far, far too much time to kill, i decided to do something in the vein of @bauke's scraping tildes post, but with just my activity. as it happens, just my activity in the past 13 days is almost equivalent to the entirety of my activity in the previous five months (admittedly, this is partially because i had a massive dropoff in activity during december and january) so... evidently, i was not that active before this month?

    another curious observation: if i post a topic, i'm almost guaranteed to post a comment somewhere too and vice versa. there are only a few days where i have posted only topics. it'd be interesting to see how common that is across all tildes users, because i'd imagine it's more common in the general userbase than it is in my particular case (and i would imagine there is a skew in favor of just posting comments over just posting topics), but it's hard to tell.

    (also, going off of bauke's numbers i appear to now be one of the fewer than 20 people with more than 100 topics on tildes, which is weird because i don't feel that active on here. small communities are like that, i guess?)

    10 votes
    1. [6]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      This is really neat. I really dig the visualization. Ive definetely found that to be true in my own experience. If i post a topic, I will often leave the first comment explaining my thoughts,...

      This is really neat. I really dig the visualization.

      if i post a topic, i'm almost guaranteed to post a comment somewhere too and vice versa.

      Ive definetely found that to be true in my own experience. If i post a topic, I will often leave the first comment explaining my thoughts, highlighting a piece of the article I thiught was interesting, or try to start a conversation. If i post a few topics throughout the day, I try and make an effort to read and comment on other peoples posts too to spread out my activity.

      I would imagine there is a skew in favor of just posting comments over just posting topics

      Yeah for sure. As you pointed out theres a pretty limited number of people overall posting the majority of topics to the site right now.

      Also welcome to the Tildes poweruser club, youre membership card is in the mail 👌

      4 votes
      1. [5]
        Amarok Link Parent
        We shouldn't be surprised that activity took a hit over the holidays. Lots of us had other things to be doing. Some forgot to come back, but they'll drift back here eventually from time to time to...

        We shouldn't be surprised that activity took a hit over the holidays. Lots of us had other things to be doing. Some forgot to come back, but they'll drift back here eventually from time to time to peek in. Someday it'll be busy/interesting enough to get them to stick around. ;)

        5 votes
        1. [4]
          dubteedub Link Parent
          Yup, i know i also took a break here between thanksgiving and new years and am picking up my activity again now. I think whem the site goes public it will be a nice boost in activity here and...

          Yup, i know i also took a break here between thanksgiving and new years and am picking up my activity again now.

          I think whem the site goes public it will be a nice boost in activity here and bring some other folks back that may have dropped off.

          2 votes
          1. [3]
            alyaza Link Parent
            just eyeballing it, i suspect we're already in an upswing and have been (even before today's influx of new people), there's just no data to back it up since nobody is scraping for activity at this...

            just eyeballing it, i suspect we're already in an upswing and have been (even before today's influx of new people), there's just no data to back it up since nobody is scraping for activity at this particular moment.

            4 votes
            1. Deimos Link Parent
              Definitely an upswing, yes. There's been a ton of interest over the last week due to the news about Reddit's new venture capital, which has triggered a lot of people to start looking around again...

              Definitely an upswing, yes. There's been a ton of interest over the last week due to the news about Reddit's new venture capital, which has triggered a lot of people to start looking around again for other options. We've sent out hundreds of invites already, and there are still hundreds more requests waiting.

              I've always got data! Here's a chart of the commenting rate over the last week: https://i.imgur.com/2No4EMm.png

              The orange line is the average rate over the previous day. It had been hovering around 10 comments/hour for the last few months, but it's currently up to 27 comments/hour.

              10 votes
            2. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
              I wondered what you were talking about. I've been seeing a few new names around lately, but I wouldn't have called it an influx... until I checked the number of subscribers to ~tildes.official (a...

              even before today's influx of new people

              I wondered what you were talking about. I've been seeing a few new names around lately, but I wouldn't have called it an influx... until I checked the number of subscribers to ~tildes.official (a good proxy for the total number of accounts on the site). As I type this, that number is exactly 9,000. That shot up quickly! I checked a few days ago, it was in the low 8,000s.

              4 votes
    2. alyaza Link Parent
      as an addendum to this data now that the month of february is over and i've actually updated my graph, my final breakdown of topics and messages for the month of february appears to be 152 topics,...

      as an addendum to this data now that the month of february is over and i've actually updated my graph, my final breakdown of topics and messages for the month of february appears to be 152 topics, 217 comments, for a total of 369 posts on tildes (the peak of which occurred on february 15th when i posted 11 topics and 23 comments). that's a fair amount and almost certainly more than in my entire history prior to last month, but i haven't run the calculations there.

      1 vote