With the US Election, a Landmark Week for WordPress.com VIP

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There were mixed feelings on the VIP team last week, when a joke about one of our clients went viral.

Reports of obsessive refreshing of the US election predictions on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site, hosted on WordPress.com VIP, began to appear in late October. As Election Day got ever closer, things reached fever pitch.

https://twitter.com/sam_baker/status/793834173299433472

https://twitter.com/nabeelib/status/796128559148347392

One of the campaigns even felt the need to send an email to supporters, urging them to “stop refreshing FiveThirtyEight” and focus…

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