Matthew Peyton

OpinionMoji Traffic From HackerNews Comment

On March 26th, while I was eating lunch and reading HackerNews, I saw a thread where people were posting non-AI projects they were working on. On a whim, I decided to comment with a short description of and link to a tiny project I’ve been working on: OpinionMoji.

The resulting traffic bump was neat to watch. Lots of people talk of getting 10,000+ visits whenever you post something on HackerNews. However, this was more modest: about 205 visits that first day. Then every subsequent day was about half the number of visits as the first day: 76, 33, 9, 4, …

OpinionMoji Traffic Stats

It was cool to see it experience almost perfect exponential decay.

Equally as cool was seeing all of the different countries and cities that people visited from.

CountryVisits
🇺🇸 United States180
🇬🇧 United Kingdom28
🇨🇦 Canada23
🇩🇪 Germany23
🇫🇷 France11
🇮🇳 India11
🇦🇺 Australia10
🇪🇸 Spain7
🇦🇹 Austria6
🇳🇱 Netherlands6
🇵🇱 Poland6
🇸🇪 Sweden6
🇮🇹 Italy5
🇳🇿 New Zealand5
🇨🇭 Switzerland4
🇩🇰 Denmark4
🇯🇵 Japan4
🇦🇷 Argentina3
🇪🇪 Estonia3
🇭🇺 Hungary3
🇰🇷 South Korea3
🇳🇴 Norway3
🇷🇺 Russian Federation3
🇹🇷 Turkey3
🇿🇦 South Africa3
🇧🇪 Belgium2
🇧🇷 Brazil2
🇭🇷 Croatia2
🇮🇱 Israel2
🇲🇽 Mexico2
🇳🇬 Nigeria2
🇵🇹 Portugal2
🏳️ Anonymous VPN Service1
🇨🇳 China1
🇨🇿 Czechia1
🇬🇪 Georgia1
🇬🇷 Greece1
🇮🇩 Indonesia1
🇰🇼 Kuwait1
🇱🇧 Lebanon1
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka1
🇱🇹 Lithuania1
🇲🇾 Malaysia1
🇵🇭 Philippines1
🇵🇰 Pakistan1
🇷🇸 Serbia1
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia1
🇸🇬 Singapore1
🇸🇰 Slovakia1
🇹🇭 Thailand1
🇺🇬 Uganda1
🇺🇾 Uruguay1