03 Dec 10

From http://bitlynews.com/about.html: “It works by automatically discovering bit.ly links on Twitter in real-time, then posting stories with high click activity on bit.ly. Each story’s score is periodically updated with recent stats from bit.ly, so the most clicked-on stories bubble to the top.”

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08 Nov 10

“I was able to compile the HN database. I’m making it available for download through bittorrent for the community to use. It’s in XML format. As of November 7, 2010 there are 1,707,850 items in the database, which covers most of what’s on HN. There’s a few missing items, mostly deeply nested comments — this will be fixed in time. “

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