Reddit 10 year growth analysis and visualization

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In this article we will analyze the 10 year growth history of Reddit using simple visualizations.

The data for these visualizations is available from this source [thanks to Justin @ Reddit]

Let us compare the traffic stats

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The above data is available as monthly aggregates since 2008.

So, the next question is how much of the traffic comes from USA vs International

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Interestingly, international traffic has been increasing steadily and is now an almost equal contributor for the overall Reddit traffic.

Lets take a look at the above data using a stacked area chart.

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Here is another look by breaking the year into quarters

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Next, What does exponential growth look like?

Take a look at the below charts for the number of accounts, comments and sub-reddit growth curve.

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Nope, it is not a mistake; although the charts look similar the growth for accounts, comments and sub-reddits follow the same curve.

Finally, here is the complete interactive visualizatons Reddit 10 year growth statistics Dashboard

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