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Should we consider count of Likes and Tweets while deciding "Popularity" #635

bhuvak opened this Issue · 3 comments

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  1. Right now Sort by "Popularity" uses the number of downloads as a basis to list the top packages i guess.
  2. In addition to that going forward should some weightage be given to the number of tweets and likes for a package ? Thoughts ?

Hm, AFAIK, we don't record the data that would be required for this. Maybe it would be interesting to have that data for other reasons (putting that info on the stats page, etc?)


Maybe. This is going to take some significant effort in researching how Facebook/Twitter surface this data. It's non trivial, but doable. My vote: Up for Grabs unless people chime in and say they want it.


This issue goes in this direction #638

For Twitter there is an "unofficial" HTTP endpoint - the twitter button uses this and it requires no authentication or any fuzzy Twitter Code:

For Facebook we could use the Graph API:

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