This was absolutely crazy.
Let me begin by sharing some of my background. I am an 18 year old girl who has been working on products & designing for several years now. Prior to this, I had built 4 products within 2018, all of which were quite successful (#1, #2 and #3 in Product Hunt, and another one making $250 in revenue).
Now, about https://twiverse.com. The platform is a place where you can discover diverse users to follow, belonging to minorities and underprivileged groups, but it's also really handy for finding any kind of user, based on keywords (on their bio, username or name), interests (with over 40 different categories), background, language, number of followers, gender... In this sense, not only it lets people have a more diverse feed, but it also lets users grow their followers by adding their profile, and making the discovery process that Twitter failed with much easier.
2 days ago I posted Twiverse in Product Hunt, at the same time that I made a tweet to promote my website around https://twitter.com/tcodinat/status/1065886707944427521 together with a quick video I had put together the day before. Just an hour after publishing it, my notifications were flooded with retweets and likes, and in my inbox, I saw 2 sales for my Patron program, making a total of $30. By the end of the day, I made $280, thanks to a sponsor purchase ($250) from Owen Williams https://twitter.com/ow/status/1066082116058927106 and the coverage of the platform made through tweets from people such as Ryan Hoover, several PH team members, lots of friends of mine and several other startup founders, interested people, and even minorities who were happy that I had created such a website. I had just ~400 users by that point, and I was really happy with its success, with 4K total views.
Yesterday though, it was absolutely insane. I randomly decided to post the product in HackerNews, not thinking much of it, and just telling a couple of people that I had funnily posted it there, just to get it over with. As it turns out though, somehow the post got not only in the frontpage of Show HN (#2), but in the main homepage, ~#10 in the beginning and ending at #20, with >70 points and 65 comments. This was obviously a huge boost for my platform, which by the end of the day had made $435 with 12 patron sales and 1 sponsor, 900 users, and over 9K total views.
I will be writing an in-depth article about its creation, more analytics and data, and the future plans for it. For the time being, feel free to check out the mighty twiverse.com, & feel free to share any feedback in regards to it! I'm happy to answer any questions as well.