Viral. I Code Mountains finally caught up to the promise I thought it had after seeing it in my Tumblr feeds a while back. Finally I surpassed the dizzying heights of Tightrope Samba. I was getting worried there for a moment and thought that I was going to be known just as ‘that Samba guy’.
Some interesting observations on my 10 standard deviation event:
- I have had 2 likes in WordPress for this. Yes, 2.
- Tumblr? 23,647.
- In contrast, Samba generated 11,633 likes in Tumblr. WordPress -> 6.
- I even garnered a Twitter mention and a new follower even though, upon my own admission, I hardly tweet. (but I will use it more shortly)
n.b. stats from last night.
Don’t get me wrong here; my aim is not to chase likes. If they come, great. Otherwise, I’ll still publish things I enjoy. I was happy with the 200-odd Tumblr followers (as well as my 300-odd WordPress community) prior to the black swan event. But now I am happier to have a bigger audience that I can share stuff with.
Final word: let’s thank Visualizing Maths for the share and Math is Beautiful for the Mathematica code. Legends. This was their share and I just re-blogged when I saw how special it was. Maybe that old quote is true after all:
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo
Oh and Final^2 word: Thank you for all the likes and the new followers. You guys ROCK!
PC @ MMA