EA Facebook Group Greatest Hits: Top 50 Posts by Total Reactions

post by joel_duplicate0.5816669276037654 · 2018-08-22T04:37:25.134Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

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  Top 50 EA Facebook Group Posts by Total Reactions as of 8/19/2018
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In the latest Open Thread, RandomEA requested that someone compile the top posts from the EA Facebook group. I gather Facebook doesn't provide group admins a way to do this, so I decided to attempt it as an opportunity to try my hand at web scraping.

Below are the top 50 posts ranked by total number of “reactions”. [Edit for clarity: This includes likes as well as the other options such as “love”, “haha”, “angry”, etc. It does not include comments/shares.] (Getting the correct number of comments is proving more complex, but I'm still hoping to work this out and post a follow up of top posts by number of comments.)

At RandomEA's suggestion, I've used the post author's initials, unless they're a prominent EA. I erred on the side of caution here, so apologies if you're more prominent than I realize :)

Finally, if you're working on an EA project that could benefit from some amount of data scraping or automation, I'd be happy to help if I can.

Without further ado...

Top 50 EA Facebook Group Posts by Total Reactions as of 8/19/2018

Edit: Here's a spreadsheet of all posts with 50+ "reactions". Apologies for formatting weirdness past the first 50.

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comment by MichaelPlant · 2018-08-22T22:37:13.197Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

This may be the best moment of my life :) (no. 2 was leading the time I was top of the EA forum karma list...)

Out of interest, could you out how many reactions these got? I'd be curious to see what the distribution of reactions is.

comment by joel_duplicate0.5816669276037654 · 2018-08-23T04:58:55.675Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Haha happy to have contributed to your best moment. I guess you can (re)name your first born after me or something :P

Sadly I don't have a break out of how many of each reaction per post (if that's what you mean). Only the total combined number of "likes", "loves", etc. per post. Although you can see that combined number in the spreadsheet I'll add to this post (once I fix it...see my reply to RandomEA).

EDIT: Added the link to the updated google sheet in the post.

comment by RandomEA · 2018-08-22T17:00:12.240Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you so much for doing this! Is the total number of reactions just the number of likes and comments or does it also include shares? And if you happen to have more than the top 50 (as you hinted at here), would you be willing to post just the links in a Google doc?

comment by joel_duplicate0.5816669276037654 · 2018-08-23T04:16:42.786Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Ah I guess reactions is a bit ambiguous. By “reactions” I meant what Facebook calls “reactions”. This includes likes as well as the other options such as “love”, “haha”, “angry”, etc.

Claire’s previous list was based on “likes” but that was back before the other “reactions” existed so this seemed like the best analogue. I didn’t take into account comments/shares for this list. (Though as stated above, hoping to put together a separate list ranked by comments.) I’ve edited the post for clarity.

Great idea about sharing a larger list of links. Here’s a Google Sheet of all the posts with 50+ “reactions”. The post text/link titles will be a bit messy past the first 50. Enjoy!

EDIT: Ugh. I made a sorting error at some point while making that spreadsheet and some of the links are mismatched. I've unshared it for now and will add to the post once fixed. Stand by :)

EDIT 2: Updated the link above with the corrected sheet and also added to the body of the post. Should be all good now but feel free to leave a comment on it if you come across any link issues.