This Reddit Top-200 Visualization Will Help You Waste the Day AwayBy: Josh Wolford - November 26, 2013
It’s almost the Thanksgiving holiday, so it’s not like you’re doing anything productive anyway.
With that in mind, a new data visualization is here to kill hours, if not days of your life. It’s the 200 top-scoring reddit posts of all time, organized by subreddit.
When it comes to “score” (the net numbers of upvotes minus downvotes), it’s clear that reddit’s r/funny and r/pics subreddits dominate the top 200. The top 200 most-popular reddit links of all time also include 5 from r/WTF, 4 from r/todayIlearned, and 1 from r/music.
You can also re-sort the interactive chart to show a visualization of the top 200 based on comments. As you would expect, doing this gives more real estate to comment-happy subreddits like r/IAmA and r/AskReddit. FYI, the top reddit AMAs, in terms of score and comments, are Barack Obama’s, Bill Gates’, Snoop Lion’s, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s.
The interactive chart was created by James Trimble, a computing science student at Glasgow University. His site, UK Data Explorer, features a ton of different style of data maps, all exploring public data.
Go check out the visualization and kill some time here.