Given that RegularGeek is just over one year old and the end of the year is here, there will be a few of these year in review type of posts. Today I wanted to present the 10 most talked about posts on this blog. This list contains the 10 posts with the most number of comments. Some of these are the same as those with the most page views, but some are not. So, please take a look at these posts that you may have missed.
1. (41) Required Reading in Social Media
This post was a list of blogs that I liked reading about social media. As with any list post, there were a lot of comments about who was included and who was omitted.
2. (25) Google Should Buy StumbleUpon
It has been rumored that StumbleUpon is for sale. In this post, I recommend that Google should purchase them, and integrate it with Google Reader for the ultimate discovery tool.
3. (22) Who Woke the Sleeping Giant
Microsoft has been rather quiet in the web space besides some failed attempts at search. Recently however, they have started attacking it with renewed vigor.
This is the post that really started my social media journey. I was blogging for about four months, and a bitchmeme about conversation fragmentation appeared. A few weeks later, I launched YackTrack.com the distributed conversation tracker.
5. (15) What is Digg Planning
Towards the end of the summer, Digg banned more users and generally did a solid housecleaning in September. My thesis was that every time Digg did some decent housecleaning, they made a big announcement. At this point no real announcement has been made, but they have hinted at things.
6. (14) GMail Does Tasks! Why?
Recently, GMail launched Tasks. Given that other tools, like Remember The Milk, already have GMail integration, why not just purchase or partner with one? There were some good reasons presented, and Tasks is getting some good publicity for their minimalist service.
7. (14) Who Owns Comments? Who Cares.
Right on the heels of the conversation fragmentation bitchmeme, another issue appeared regarding comments. When you comment on a site, who owns the comment. As I said in the post, the issue is not who owns the comment, it is whether the conversation is occurring that matters.
Some Virgin Atlantic employees complained about their passengers on Facebook. In a not-so-surprising development, these people were fired. The moral of the story is that when you post something online, someone will be able to find it.
When Google Chrome was released there was much discussion on why Google did it. I figured that it was not to compete in the browser market, but to give Google a platform that could act like a desktop for web applications. Now, with Chrome out of beta and discussions about NativeClient, it looks like I was right.
Twitter started as a quick way (140 characters or less) to post some information. Microblogging has taken off in areas that people did not expect. Comcast and others have begun using Twitter as part of their customer service.