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Hacker News - 4 hours 55 min ago

Article URL: https://beta.bartono.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25903975

Points: 1

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Show HN: Retrospective on having my “Show HN” on the front-page

Hacker News - 4 hours 55 min ago

I was lucky enough to have my site trending on Friday (link here: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25872922). It’s an icon site that lists open source icons.

I wanted to share some stats on the results after 3 days. Worth noting was that I submitted it on a Friday morning (at which point I went for a walk and a coffee; eek).

- 24,997 page views I (embarrassingly) didn’t have GA set up when I first submitted it, so this is probably missing a some page views

- 21 “feedback” emails (half of which were spam) I assume such a high percentage of these were spam because my Feedback form didn’t require email addresses.

- 5 note-worthy emails from people which may result in some sort of collaboration

- 10 mailing list subscriber sign ups Running through MailChimp, and it’s not emphasized at all (eg. just a link in the footer). Purposefully not email-gating people to download, since I want this to be a very developer-centric site, and it feels a bit unsettling to email-gate other people’s digital content.

- 2,670 icon downloads

- 74 comments A big caveat to this one: I replied to almost every comment. The thinking is that if someone took the time to comment (even just a “thanks”), I wanted to take the time to reply to them as well.

Also, I purposefully didn’t reply to people who were commenting on their own alternative services. Perhaps a tad uncouth, but I didn’t want to shine a light on a comment that was designed to detract from my submission. I would have made an exception if there was substance to those comments beyond the detraction.

- One founder from a related (and leading) service (Flaticon) jumping into the comments. I really appreciated this. Similar to how Patrick Collison (of Stripe) is often seen replying to comments on Stripe-related posts. This founder submitted thoughtful replies to people’s criticisms, which I thought was quite considerate.

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25903972

Points: 3

# Comments: 1

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Apple's new celebrity walking tours on Fitness Plus are Watch-only immersive podcasts - CNET

CNET Feed - 4 hours 56 min ago
Dolly Parton and Draymond Green are among the stars who talk to you while they walk with you.
Categories: CNET

Show HN: Listifi – Sharable Lists

Hacker News - 5 hours 1 min ago

Article URL: https://listifi.app

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25903908

Points: 3

# Comments: 1

Categories: Hacker News

2020's COVID Accelerated Digitalization Demands Stronger Cybersecurity in 2021

As critical infrastructure faces increasing and sophisticated attacks, these trends will enable the energy sector to shore up its cybersecurity defenses.
Categories: Dark Reading

Nerf's Rival Curve Shot blasters let you twist your shots - CNET

CNET Feed - 5 hours 12 min ago
Three upcoming blasters offer new angles for Nerf battles.
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Nerf's Rival Curve Shot lets you blast around corners - CNET

CNET Feed - 5 hours 14 min ago
Get a major tactical advantage in your next Nerf battle.
Categories: CNET

Google workers set up international union alliance - CNET

CNET Feed - 5 hours 17 min ago
It follows employees unionizing in the US.
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Russian Hack of US Agencies Exposed Supply Chain Weaknesses

Security Week - 5 hours 40 min ago

The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t bother trying to break one by one into the networks of each department.

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Categories: SecurityWeek