/r/hacking metrics (hacking: security in practice)

A subreddit dedicated to hacking and hackers.
Constructive collaboration and learning about exploits, industry standards, grey and white hat hacking, new hardware and software hacking technology, sharing ideas and suggestions for small business and personal security.




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Mar 8, 2020 /r/hacking hits 1 Million subscribers
Dec 12, 2019 /r/hacking hits 900K subscribers
Aug 18, 2019 /r/hacking hits 800K subscribers
Jul 13, 2019 /r/hacking hits 700K subscribers
Jul 13, 2019 /r/hacking enters TOP 300 subreddits
Jan 10, 2018 /r/hacking is trending
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Dec 14, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Dec 3, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Dec 2, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Nov 17, 2017 /r/hacking hits 200K subscribers
Nov 7, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Oct 12, 2017 /r/hacking enters TOP 500 subreddits
Sep 13, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Jul 22, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Jun 20, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Jun 12, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Jun 6, 2017 /r/hacking is trending
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Aug 18, 2016 /r/hacking hits 100K subscribers
May 18, 2016 /r/hacking hits 90K subscribers
Nov 25, 2015 /r/hacking hits 80K subscribers
Aug 6, 2015 /r/hacking hits 70K subscribers
Feb 27, 2015 /r/hacking hits 60K subscribers
Nov 19, 2014 /r/hacking hits 50K subscribers
May 28, 2014 /r/hacking hits 40K subscribers
Jan 30, 2014 /r/hacking is trending
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Nov 20, 2013 /r/hacking hits 30K subscribers
Mar 12, 2013 /r/hacking hits 20K subscribers
Nov 30, 2012 /r/hacking enters TOP 1K subreddits
Oct 30, 2012 /r/hacking had 10K subscribers when we started tracking
Apr 26, 2008 /r/hacking is born
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Average Subscriber Growth

Average daily subscriber growth for the past week, month, and year for /r/hacking.

Weekly Avg. 1,823
Monthly Avg. 2,077
Yearly Avg. 1,586
Average Active Users

The average active users (polled every 2 hours) for the past week and month for /r/hacking.

Weekly Avg. 462
Monthly Avg. 488
Active Users/Subscriber 0.00035
Users By Time Of Day


Subreddit Growth

How /r/hacking growth compares with growth of 2,464,087 other subreddits.

No. 186 Fastest growing yesterday
No. 211 Fastest growing last 7 days
No. 173 Fastest growing last 30 days
No. 171 Fastest growing last 90 days




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