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greenitalics  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 22, 2020

So lately I've been trying to get more serious about blogging about digital communities. One of the first series of posts I decided to tackle was about Pubski. It's not quite done, part 3 - where I break down a lot of the academic and personal significance - is still incomplete. However, I thought I'd share part 2, where I break down a bunch of data gathering and processing I did around Pubski as a network over time - there are a lot of interesting graphs & happy to answer questions / receive feedback!

Here is a little sample:





NikolaiFyodorov  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Looks like I'll have to lift my game.

kleinbl00  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am the 11%

veen  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

brofist

johan  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And the right color too!

mk  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm looking at you, veen.

BTW, thundara how the hell are you?

kantos  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Neat! Some users are more talkative than I realized dang. Guessing that user-inactivated is applewood in a past life.

EDIT: Maybe not? Could be all user-inactivateds ever in pubski. These hubski blogs (story and data) are fantastic. That last graph was a poppin’ ‘ski.

The downward trend of Hubski comments over time (but consistent user activity) is a head scratcher. Newer users that replaced older users activity-wise just comment less?

ButterflyEffect  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My guess is the overall user base is smaller now than it was then, and a lot of us were more active a few years ago what with life circumstances having changed since then and all that.

greenitalics  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah @kantos, user-inactive is any user who has ever deactivated or w/e.

And toward the headscratcher - agree with @ButterflyEffect's second point there - my cursory guess was that the core group of users were more tightly knit/more talkative in the early days. But it is a good question about overall user base, would be great to see that data as well!

_refugee_  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would assume it’s all user inactivateds and I love the ratio as a result, think it is nice and low

Also could be older users just tend to comment less I would say I feel I’ve seen that trend in general. Hear from users like insom, tng, b_b wasox etc much less these days. Feel it’s a gradual factor of time and lives. You really can’t generally maintain the same level of investment in a community over time, up or down the ratio is bound to change

b_b  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No way I'm back

kantos  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Makes me wonder the break-down of who's who in the user-activateds. I can get on board with you and bfx's theory. Lil' bit of a bummer, miss the updates from flac, pabs, and bootz - even if I was more a lurker then. Sweet seeing some familiar faces come back recently.

ButterflyEffect  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, this is really cool! Thanks for sharing the work you've been doing on this!