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.
I have an update on this coming, yes, I did buy a PC. Two in fact.
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.
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.
In which I crowdsource a panel about crowdsourcing. Yeah, I know.
This story had a lot of legs for the middle of August.
Another way to get a lot of comments is to claim something is an OS, then watch the OS purists yell at you.
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