How to make the front page of Hacker News: RJMetrics cofounder Bob Moore - Technical.ly Philly

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 has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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