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HASTAC zeitgeist, November 2013

HASTAC zeitgeist, November 2013

I'm a little behind on this monthly entry, but I'll make up for it by giving a preview of December's stats. 

On December 12th, Arielle Schlesinger's blog post entitled "Feminism and Programming Languages" got Redditted. It was actually published in November, but went viral after being spread by folks interested in programming and "men's rights" on sites like Reddit, 4chan, Slashdot, Metafilter, Facepunch (classy!), Twitter, Facebook, and possibly the crowning acheievement in my opinion: Know Your Meme (a Cheezburger-affiliated site).  We usually get roughly 3,000 visits to hastac.org on a typical weekday, we suddenly had over 36,000 in one day! Here's a visual to show the impact this had on visits to hastac.org (click to enlarge):

 

So, back to November. Here are the top 10 most popular pages on the site by visits:

Page Title Visits New Visits
3,204 2,622
3,047 1,314
2,333 1,669
721 594
714 677
535 371
487 307
456 205
416 403
406 332

As I mentioned last  month, that post on "Social Media's Affect on Human Interaction" continues to be very popular in Google searches, in addition to "Written? Kitten! and Other Silly / Effective Writing Aids"

In Novemeber, our top referers were:

Source Visits Pages / Visit
t.co (Twitter)
2,888 1.95
facebook.com
1,416 1.68
insidehighered.com
989 2.04
google.com
198 1.48
cloud.feedly.com
184 2.10
scoop.it
182 1.55
disqus.com
159 2.67
m.facebook.com
144 1.17
m.hastac.org
132 2.29
dmlcompetition.net
93 4.04

So far in Decemeber it looks more like: 

Source Visits Pages / Visit
reddit.com
19,628 1.25
facebook.com
8,129 1.32
t.co (Twitter)
4,546 1.52
boards.4chan.org
2,015 1.27
blog.fefe.de
1,917 1.43
slashdot.org
1,504 1.35
tech.slashdot.org
977 1.45
facepunch.com
679 1.24
metafilter.com
666 1.41
knowyourmeme.com
657 1.42

 

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