Punchfork is an app that compiles recipes from across the internet and ranks them based on their feedback from Facebook, Twitter and popular culinary sites like Serious Eats, Martha Stewart and Skinny Taste. Punchfork monitors the buzz about food and recipes from social networks and places the popular ones onto their site. Users can also browse through Punchfork by using their filters like vegetarian or top rated. Punchfork aims to be the site people turn to when deciding what to cook. They do all of the hard work for their users.
Punchfork recipe rating is calculated using an algorithm that measures sharing activity on social networks. The higher a recipe’s rating, the more it has been talked about and shared on the web.
The specific inputs to the calculation are:
- The number of tweets for a recipe
- The number of Facebook shares & likes for a recipe
- [advt]The number of StumbleUpon views for a recipe
- The number of Punchfork likes for a recipe
How It Works ?
Social data: Punchfork uses real-time data like tweets and Facebook shares to measure which recipes are grabbing the attention of users. We uncover the latent sentiment in sharing patterns on social networks.
Popularity ratings: Its proprietary rating system assigns each recipe a popularity score from 1 to 100. The higher a recipe’s score, the more it has been talked about and shared on the web.
Search quality: Traditional recipe sites list page after page of search results in no discernible order. With Punchfork, you see only the highest quality recipes, presented in a beautiful magazine-like visual layout.
Real-time: Punchfork shows the latest posts from food blogs and recipe sites in one unified place. New recipes appear on our site usually just minutes after they’re published.