Hacker News by the numbers

By Gjermund on

It's funny how things live their own lives on the Web. We experienced a pretty slow period for Ding recently, when all of a sudden – in the middle of the night – signups kept pouring in. It turned out that Ding had made it to the front page of Hacker News, and activity was at an all-time-high.

As far as visits and signups goes, this was by far the best days since launch, and we thought it'd be interesting to share some of the data.

This is the period between the 15th and 17th of February:

In comparison, our own post on Designer News in November brought in 120 signups, which at the time seemed pretty good.

Mixpanel's Live View kept us entertained for longer that we'd like to admit. Not exactly productive, but pretty fucking fun. Having people use Ding is the best motivational boost we can get, and we hope many of you stick around.