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First thread to hit one-million views?

  1. Mar 10, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    At 733,000+ views, it looks like The Caption Competition thread in the Fun and Games Forum has a chance. Do we have any other contenders?
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2010 #3
    That never got to one million views? I'm surprised.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2010 #4
    Now it's at: 673,860
     
  6. Mar 11, 2010 #5

    Evo

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    Go thread killer Champions!!
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 #6

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    It makes sense that the CCT and TKC - with a large number of posts - have lots of views. And one can also guess the pretty obvious rationale for the disproportionately large number of views (>300,000) for a mere 26 reply-thread by Wollie titled "Blue Tits"! But what causes a 14-reply thread by Zz about a "Really Expensive Cat Toy" to have over 400,000 views? Is this all the proof one needs that slowly but surely, the cats are taking over?

    https://www.physicsforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=14&daysprune=-1&order=desc&sort=views
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2010 #7
    Lol, there was a thread made to find Evo a man... and I missed it?? :cry:
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 #8
    that was a typo that keep on repeating---not 'a man'---she was looking for a guy named Aman
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 #9

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    It was a typo that was repeated alot?
     
  11. Mar 11, 2010 #10
    Must've been that disease spread by Tsu... every post which talks about 'Aman' made the typo 'a man'... craziness of the old days at PF.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2010 #11
    why not start a new---'I need a ..."

    maybe she's still looking, Amen!



    Imean, Aman! oman!

    omen?
     
  13. Mar 11, 2010 #12

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    Re "Really Expensive Cat Toy" thread:

    One would probably need to take into account the fact that "cat toy" is likely a very popular Google search term. It could be that online shoppers stumble into the thread while surfing/shopping around, but soon move on when they realize that it is not what it seems.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2010 #13

    Gokul43201

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    Hmmm, interesting! Upon further investigation:

    http://www.google.com/trends?q="cat+toy",+"dog+toy",+"hamster+toy"&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    Why does the pet toy market go crazy every Fall? And more importantly, why did hamsters start demanding toys only last year?

    http://www.google.com/trends/viz?q=%22cat+toy%22,+%22dog+toy%22,+%22hamster+toy%22&date=all&geo=all&graph=weekly_img&sort=0&sa=N

    red = "dog toy", blue = "cat toy", orange = "hamster toy"

    Oh, and what's the deal (see link) with the Germans?
     
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  15. Mar 11, 2010 #14

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    Hmm, that got me curious. I found this with just "toys":

    http://www.google.com/trends/viz?q=toys&date=all&geo=all&graph=weekly_img&sort=0&sa=N

    http://trends.google.com/trends?q=toys&date=all&geo=all&ctab=0&sort=0&sa=N"

    So I'm thinking Christmas is the reason for the sudden interest every fall.
     
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  16. Mar 11, 2010 #15

    Gokul43201

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    Excellent! Looks like you've solved one big puzzle. I've noticed that even pigs have gotten into the act of demanding toys for Christmas.

    In fact, the only creatures I've found so far, that don't develop a toy craving every Holiday season are boys. :biggrin:
     
  17. Mar 11, 2010 #16
    Santa Claus:
    http://trends.google.com/trends/viz?q=santa+claus&date=all&geo=all&graph=weekly_img&sa=N
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2010 #17
    400,000 views for a cat toy looks like a bug to me. Does the number of views count only the PF registered visitors? or anyone who clicks the link after a google search is counted?
     
  19. Mar 12, 2010 #18

    Evo

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    I believe that is is anyone that visits and views a post.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2010 #19
    Here is an overview of some threads and average daily visiting rate, the views are of last hour.

    2e2412c.jpg

    Obviously we need to monitor the views for some time to have an idea of which thread is likely to hit seven figures and when.
     
  21. Mar 12, 2010 #20

    Evo

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    Woot! Look at Zz's Disney Mania!!
     
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