Pulse is part of what makes 500px so magical. We built the Pulse algorithm nearly 3 years ago as one of the core features of 500px. It’s designed to help determine which photos are the most popular and the fastest upcoming and it has helped us build the world’s greatest photography community.
When Pulse was created, 500px was a relatively small community of photographers. In the past few years we've been lucky to experience huge growth in our community and in the number of photos being shared. This rapid growth has led to us outgrowing the capabilities of our current Pulse algorithm. Today we're excited to announce Pulse 2.0.
Our mission at 500px has always been to put photos first. Pulse 2.0 is better than ever at discovering the greatest new photos and sharing them with the community. It’s so advanced, responsive and intelligent that we’ve removed the ‘I don’t like this photo’ button while still ensuring the best photos of the day rise to Upcoming and Popular.
We at 500px are all really excited about this. Pulse 2.0 is going to bring incredible photography to the public eye that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. Our developers have been working for months to design and implement Pulse 2.0, so on behalf of the entire team and community, I would like to thank them for their hard work.
Update: We enabled Pulse 2.0 on July 3rd. It is now fully enabled and working its magic! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.