How many claps does the average Hacker Noon post get? 604.
Looking for something to write, I decided to analyze 2018’s Hacker Noon posts.Today I had something called a writer’s block. I couldn’t come up with a post about my kanji mnemonic tool which could be of interest to the Hacker Noon community. After a while, I wondered how many claps does the average post get on Hacker Noon. So I started to investigate.Less than 1K claps [large]More than 1K claps [large]Thus, I wrote a parser for the Hacker Noon sitemap. I downloaded each page and parsed the amount of claps in the footer of each post. Then I plotted the amount of posts per claps and to one’s surprise, the average amount of claps is 604 in 2018. Though, this number is misleading because if we look at 4 different percentiles, the story will look differently:10%: 13 claps25%: 42 claps50%: 132 (...)