a diary that I wrote yesterday was shared 3059 times, was tweeted 68 times, and shows 3800 shares on Facebook.
The diary never achieved recommended status. I'm guessing that sharing has little or no impact on recommended status.
Tip jar is 33, about 34 people recommended, and there are 12 comments.
Are requirements for recommended status published somewhere?
Is it limited to the one circumstance of how many click recommend, and is there a time limit on them doing so?
And finally, do recommends by different people carry different weight?