Oct. 25, 2012 10:20 am

How to make the front page of Hacker News: RJMetrics cofounder Bob Moore

Itching for a little fame on Y Combinator‘s Hacker News? Here’s the magic recipe, according to a blog post by RJMetrics‘ cofounder Bob Moore: Post about TSA at 8 a.m. on a Wednesday and use curse words. Maybe throw in a reference to programming language C, too. Kidding aside, check out this analysis — complete with interactive […]

One of the graphs RJMetrics cofounder Bob Moore uses to show how to get to the front page of Hacker News.

Itching for a little fame on Y Combinator‘s Hacker News?

Here’s the magic recipe, according to a blog post by RJMetrics‘ cofounder Bob Moore: Post about TSA at 8 a.m. on a Wednesday and use curse words. Maybe throw in a reference to programming language C, too.

Kidding aside, check out this analysis — complete with interactive graphs — from Moore, who heads the Center City business analytics firm.

Here’s the post on Hacker News. It actually didn’t last on the front page, despite 13 votes in 36 minutes, according to Moore’s comment. He suspects the post was flagged.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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