Hacker News Insights

Welcome to `Hacker News Trends`

Inspired by NYT First Said, we started looking at Hacker News Submission and Comment text to try and find first words, and then breakout trending words.

As you might imagine, many media publications - such as the NYT - have some editorial standards that correct common misspellings and are aimed at a broad audience. Hacker News is all user generated, so typos and technical terms are rife, which presents a challenge in filtering the signals out of the noise.

Trending this week

  1. counterculture - weekly change of 2500%
  2. relocate - weekly change of 1300%
  3. figs - weekly change of 800%
  4. tether - weekly change of 800%
  5. magnesium - weekly change of 700%
  6. dodo - weekly change of 700%
  7. vdom - weekly change of 500%
  8. wasps - weekly change of 500%
  9. gatsby - weekly change of 500%
  10. hippies - weekly change of 400%

See more of this week's words.

How does it work

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