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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sat August 12, 2017 6:17 pm 
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run2death wrote:
I have an old j-school buddy who worked in the marketing department there.

Sounds like ESPN wants to turn it into strictly a "sports science" and "advanced stats" site and leave all the election stuff behind.

Hypothetically that would mean saying goodbye to NS.

I was sorta shocked.

I believe 538 was a top 100 site (in the U.S.) around election time, but then the bottom fell out. Seems like they would have been prepared for that.
Yeah, I'm sure if Silver did indeed retain rights to the FiveThirtyEight name he'd just take his ball and go home, and most of his political colleagues would follow him. While I think they've done a good job tracking the popularity of Trump and Congress, most people don't give a shit about it on odd years.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sat August 12, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Green Habit wrote:
run2death wrote:
I have an old j-school buddy who worked in the marketing department there.

Sounds like ESPN wants to turn it into strictly a "sports science" and "advanced stats" site and leave all the election stuff behind.

Hypothetically that would mean saying goodbye to NS.

I was sorta shocked.

I believe 538 was a top 100 site (in the U.S.) around election time, but then the bottom fell out. Seems like they would have been prepared for that.
Yeah, I'm sure if Silver did indeed retain rights to the FiveThirtyEight name he'd just take his ball and go home, and most of his political colleagues would follow him. While I think they've done a good job tracking the popularity of Trump and Congress, most people don't give a shit about it on odd years.


I just looked this up.

In like two and a half months, FiveThirtyEight fell from the top 100 to the 4,000s for internet traffic.

Even if you've got a base like ESPN, that's gotta be brutal.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sat August 12, 2017 7:05 pm 
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I didn't even know ESPN owned 538.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sat August 12, 2017 9:19 pm 
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run2death wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
run2death wrote:
I have an old j-school buddy who worked in the marketing department there.

Sounds like ESPN wants to turn it into strictly a "sports science" and "advanced stats" site and leave all the election stuff behind.

Hypothetically that would mean saying goodbye to NS.

I was sorta shocked.

I believe 538 was a top 100 site (in the U.S.) around election time, but then the bottom fell out. Seems like they would have been prepared for that.
Yeah, I'm sure if Silver did indeed retain rights to the FiveThirtyEight name he'd just take his ball and go home, and most of his political colleagues would follow him. While I think they've done a good job tracking the popularity of Trump and Congress, most people don't give a shit about it on odd years.


I just looked this up.

In like two and a half months, FiveThirtyEight fell from the top 100 to the 4,000s for internet traffic.

Even if you've got a base like ESPN, that's gotta be brutal.


That's not as steep a fall as I would've imagined.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sat August 12, 2017 9:25 pm 
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theplatypus wrote:
run2death wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
run2death wrote:
I have an old j-school buddy who worked in the marketing department there.

Sounds like ESPN wants to turn it into strictly a "sports science" and "advanced stats" site and leave all the election stuff behind.

Hypothetically that would mean saying goodbye to NS.

I was sorta shocked.

I believe 538 was a top 100 site (in the U.S.) around election time, but then the bottom fell out. Seems like they would have been prepared for that.
Yeah, I'm sure if Silver did indeed retain rights to the FiveThirtyEight name he'd just take his ball and go home, and most of his political colleagues would follow him. While I think they've done a good job tracking the popularity of Trump and Congress, most people don't give a shit about it on odd years.


I just looked this up.

In like two and a half months, FiveThirtyEight fell from the top 100 to the 4,000s for internet traffic.

Even if you've got a base like ESPN, that's gotta be brutal.


That's not as steep a fall as I would've imagined.


But if you have the leverage and content that ESPN has, it's easy to see that those numbers would raise some eyebrows.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sun August 13, 2017 9:13 pm 
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is Zuckerberg gonna run?

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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Is ESPN really surprised traffic is way down for Five thirty-eight this year? That's like starting an ice cream company and expecting their sales to stay steady throughout the winter.

Seems like a convenient excuse to cut costs if they are going in that direction.


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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
PostPosted: Sun August 13, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
Is ESPN really surprised traffic is way down for Five thirty-eight this year? That's like starting an ice cream company and expecting their sales to stay steady throughout the winter.

Seems like a convenient excuse to cut costs if they are going in that direction.

woah no need to attack Trag like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Election 2020
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BurtReynolds wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
Is ESPN really surprised traffic is way down for Five thirty-eight this year? That's like starting an ice cream company and expecting their sales to stay steady throughout the winter.

Seems like a convenient excuse to cut costs if they are going in that direction.

woah no need to attack Trag like that.


I would never fire Trag in the winter. He said he may hire a baker to make donuts!


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