Reddit button ends, and here’s the click data

Posted to Data Sources  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

On April 1, Reddit posted a simple button with a 60-second timer that counted down to zero. Every time the button was pressed by a unique Reddit user, the timer reset to 60 seconds. Yesterday, more than two months and 1,008,316 presses later, the timer finally made it to zero seconds without a press.

It was the social experiment that just kept on going, and Reddit released the click data — a timestamp for each click. Could be fun if you’re looking for a time series to play with.

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