Here are top posts of 08 for Searchblog, judged by comments. As I review them, I realize that despite my endless complaining about not having time to write this year, I did get some riffs in. Not all of them made the top ten, so I added some of my personal faves at the end.
1. Considering Heresy: Buying a PC
I have an update on this coming, yes, I did buy a PC. Two in fact.
2. Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It’s Made This Guy Smarter
This was very widely picked up, and I still think I’m right!
I forgot it was this year that Searchblog got a much needed update. Thanks again, Ivan!
And I’m proud to say it again. Amazing how many comments one gets if you write about politics or booze.
5. Danny’s Right: Firefox Is Too Google Biased
This story is not even close to being over.
In which I discover I am the first John on Google. Well, WAS the first John.
7. Help Me With a Google-Backed Panel Friday: On CrowdSourcing
In which I crowdsource a panel about crowdsourcing. Yeah, I know.
8. Updated: Exclusive: A Look at Google Ad Planner Data Vs. Comscore
This story had a lot of legs for the middle of August.
9. Chrome: This Is Web OS, Make No Mistake
Another way to get a lot of comments is to claim something is an OS, then watch the OS purists yell at you.
10. Google’s Second Click Conflict Dominates SES Panel Today
This continues to be a central axis of conflict for Google – should it act more like a media company?
And a few of my favorites which were well commented, but did not make the top ten:
About to do my “How Did I Do” post…
When Doesn’t It Pay To Pay Attention To Search Quality?
In which I point out that Google has an, er, media issue, again.
Google Loses Trust – Do YOU Trust Google?
In which I point out that Google has a trust issue.
The Web Is Stealing Searches From Microsoft Office
In which I point out that Microsoft’s Office hegemony is falling to search.
The Rise of Independent Media Brands Online
In which I point out that the best stuff on the web is not being created by Big Media Companies.
Privacy: The Frog Boils, Slowly
Searchblog readers, they likey the privacy issue.
Web 2 Conversations: Jerry Yang
Noted: The Battelle curse continues.
Another Call For Search Literacy
I love this topic.
What’s This Fascination with Ad Networks? (Or, the Online Media Business Will Be About Brands First, Technology Second)
In which I point out that ad networks are not an end in and of themselves.
From Static to Realtime Search
A current fascination
The Inbox, Part Two: Facebook Has An Ambient Awareness Problem
2 thoughts on “Top Posts 08”
Looking back, I realize that I commented on 8 of these 10 posts. You gotta cut me off, John. That’s way too much commenting! 🙂
(The only ones I didn’t comment on were Obama.. I supported him too.. and Mac vs PC.. doesn’t actually matter.)
This is very good John. Reader is all writing realize comment and following your site. This is right?
Thanks you again for You.