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Witness the power of Stumbleupon

April 28, 2010

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I usually get ~300 pageviews a day here, particularly if I’m not posting much. About ten days ago, I started getting 2000+ hits per day. Two days ago this rose to 15,000 and yesterday to 30,000+. The reason? This post got Stumbled upon ten days ago and clearly went viral in the past 48 hours.

Update (5/4): In the past week, i.e. since the original post, there have been a further 51,817 hits on the post. Back in my Scienceblogs days, I’d have been making a relative fortune on this 🙂

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  1. Alex
    April 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    The content of the stumbled post seems to fit quite well:

    pale blue dot : universe :: a simple prop : internet

  2. ERV
    April 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    AAH! I get Stumbleuponed every now and then, but not to THAT degree! Awesome!

  3. DLC
    April 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Hmm. I don’t have a blog or I would link to yours from it.
    I may not always agree with you, but you always have something intelligent to say, and I appreciate that.

  4. April 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    At the moment I’m typing this, it has reached 50K stumbles.

    Congratulations!

    I noticed that even StumbleUpon’s CEO has thumbed-up and reviewed your article! 🙂

  5. April 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    That’s awesome! I get that somes but hardly to that extent! Lately, I seem to get about 70 hits per post from SU on the first day of posting. A few times, that has spiked up to 200-300.

  6. clear eyes
    April 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    i stumbled your pale blue dot article because it gave me goosebumps.

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