On Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 22:00:42 UTC, Tofu Ninja wrote:
On Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 17:10:16 UTC, Mengu wrote:
and also the genius idea to post each talk seperately instead
of having a nice talks page on dconf.org and providing a link
for that. i'd understand the keynotes but for the rest of the
talks this is / was not a good idea.
I think the hope was that it would attract more views overall.
I think what was not taken into account was the way Reddit post
get viewed, having their up votes spread out among the
different posts is much worse than pooling them as the reddit
posts are far less likely to be viewed with low up vote counts.
Also its annoying for us who just want to watch the talks.
A much better strategy would have been a full release of all
the talks followed with a reddit post of all of them to get the
large burst up front, then after wards have individual posts
for each video to get the staggering as well. It would
effectively doubled each videos exposure(reddit is all reposts
any ways so its all the better :P).
According to Andrei's talk, it worked quite effectively last year
based off the increased number of compiler downloads per month
immediately following DConf. And I do think that it does work
better as well, though have no evidence for that besides the
number of downloads that Andrei said.