An algorithm for driving newsletter traffic

Last week I made a few updates to The Sample. First of all, there’s a spiffy new landing page: The Sample already does automatic keyword extraction and stuff so that it can figure out what topics each newsletter is about. But to make sure the new landing page checkboxes work well, I went through all the newsletters I’ve imported (297 so far) and added tags manually. (“Eclectic” means roughly “I have no idea which topics to file this under”). I also added a secret “good” tag to about 40 or so newsletters and made the algorithm forward those more often. (Not that the other newsletters aren’t good! They’re all good, I guess, but some are just gooder than others I suppose. No hard feelings).

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