I then used web sockets (with Node.js) to allow for live feedback of what other people are voting on for projects. Unless I can have thousands of people read and rate comics constantly, the data I'm gathering isn't going to make much of a difference in the algorithm that generates comics for quite some time. However, the mimicry of broadcasting upvoted comics to everyone is instant and interesting.
Is this a good/useful/informative piece of content to include in the project? Have your say!