This is what happens when Reddit notices something on your website

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.54.33 AM

Of course it was Friday’s map of US government assistance to other countries. Man, people like maps. I used to wonder, “why is every news organization investing so much in data visualization?” And the answer seems to be “a crazy number of clicks”.

And, of the 164,000 people who viewed the post yesterday, less than 1% clicked through to any of the paper links. Oh well.

That did not stop me from getting a zillion angry tweets asking me why “economic aid” included military assistance, seemingly from people who really like military aid. My reaction: Yes, it would be interesting to separate development assistance from other flows, and I was imprecise about “foreign aid”, but the fact that military flows to middle income or rich countries are so large as to distort any assessment of money to support poor people is actually more depressing to me.

16 thoughts on “This is what happens when Reddit notices something on your website

  1. It is my personal perspective that many people come around anything what they listen. Actually I mention it because my friends who has not more interest to check this place where tremendous topics are published for users and all are precious I understand. Now a days I am getting busy into my upcoming project web development company in UK in which I am going to tell all the things which are necessary for those who desire to know such these kinds of things. And really this topic gave some wonderful detail what I absolutely can add in my research as well.