More Than 655M Comments Were Published on WordPress.com in 2015

 

Between posts and comments, WordPress.com is an enormous hub of activity. The service recently published its 2015 year in review and the numbers are staggering. Last year, users published 660M posts that generated more than 655M comments. The review looks back at posts that went viral, books published by authors, and coverage of world events.

Other noteworthy events include WordPress.com’s 10 year anniversary and the first conference devoted to WordPress.com called Press Publish, which took place in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. Late in the year, the service unveiled Calypso, a revamped backend interface for WordPress.com.

Suffice to say, it was a productive year for Automattic and WordPress.com with no signs of slowing down in 2016. Be sure to check out the full post to see a detailed list of milestones.

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  1. What percentage was spam though?

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  2. In related news, there were 654 million “Great post!” comments published in 2015…. ;-)

    It’d be interesting to find out how many were “authority comments”, where they actually added something to a post/discussion, instead of just being the standard, “I agree”, or “Great post”.

    Either by time spent commenting, or word/character count, etc.

    Any thoughts on this happening? I wonder if The Coral Project could do something like this?

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    1. Oh man. Danny. Thank you for bringing this up. If there’s one thing I appreciate from the likes (ha!) of Facebook and Twitter, it’s the ability to like/favourite/love something without adding to the noise.

      (I’m also aware that I’m currently doing the thing that I said I don’t like, but alas, there’s no “Like” button on these comments…!)

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      1. Oh, I see what you did there… :)

        Funnily enough, I think the Epoch comment system used here can do that, as it supports voting plugins (or at least one of them, can’t recall which one). Of course, that means another plugin to manage, so maybe not a feasible option.

        But, yeah, I used to laugh at big name bloggers who’d quote the amount of comments their posts get. All you had to do was skip through each post, and see the majority were lite comments, or spam left unmoderated.

        Bravo, blogging superstar, you sure can count… ;)

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