+Votes are the single most important thing for authors to receive on the JukePop platform.  We don’t use any other metrics for ranking our stories because we believe in the pure democratization of content.  Other websites usually use page views, but it’s just not that applicable when measuring the quality of a story.  But we digress, there will be a time and place to talk about how to better measure quality.

Because of +Votes, we can show you what our community currently finds interesting.  We’ll just call it the “What’s Hot” list. Simply put, how to get on the list depends entirely on +Votes received over a given period of time.

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The benefit of this purely automated approach, is that we’re taking our editors out of the decision process and it changes in real-time.  No subjectivity involved here.  So it’s awesome, yep.