Here's another nifty thing you can do on fedistats: You probably have a couple of favorite sites to know what's happening. Many sites also do a good job of putting the interesting articles where you can find them. But sometimes there is too much, or you just want to know what the trending headlines are.
Fedistats let's you see articles aggregated by site. For example, just as I'm writing this, this is what the fedistats view of the Guardian looks like:
You see there is nice periodic activity, and the hashtags that are currently most active. Below that you see the article on the Guardian ordered by daily posts to give you a quick view what is new and what is trending.
There is also some work to do as some sites don't like my crawler it seems (for example bloomberg.com).
News sites usually do a good job of putting up a landing page optimized for what's interesting, but what about other sites? For example, what is trending on substack? Here's the page as it is right now:
Or how about figuring out what's trending on medium.com?
So these are a few pointers to get you started. If you find particularly interesting things, let me know! I've been following mostly AI related news and frequently find good content on fedistats, but then again, it's also the tool I've built. I'd love if it would become more useful to other people as well!