A random top 10 list for 2009

Random Mumblings’ top 10 posts during 2009 based on page views.

Marc Andreessen: “The game is completely over”

Video of Marc Andreessen on the Charlie Rose show, talking at length about newspapers. (February 22, 2009)
Why Examiner.com’s traffic is growing through the roof

On the SEO success of Examiner.com and why original content providers might want to study what it’s doing. (December 21, 2009)

A stranger than fiction story line that’s true

A tale that should have been a Snark Bites post, but wasn’t. (July 29, 2009)

Just another victim of a shifting, churning landscape

Sen. John Kerry’s defense of newspapers? (May 6, 2009)

The Internet Age that vanished

On the Internet archives that aren’t (July 1, 2009)
On Being There

On using a Flip cam to shoot video of a porn. Questions about its enduring popularity? (May 22, 2007)

Journalists running toward burning buildings as fast as they can

Crowd sourcing a speech by E.W. Scripps VP Rusty Coats with Twitter. (September 23, 2009)

Who knew, videos on YouTube are embeddable

On a bonehead decision by the Associated Press (April 9, 2009)

Finding our way in a very old saying

“Give light and the people will find their own way.” (January 4, 2009)

 Journalism is not a federal earmark

Channeling Dave Winer (March 4, 2009)

All but one of these posts (the On Being There post) have a common link, they got links from Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit blog, who sent this site 51 percent of its visitors. Mighty Google only accounted for about half that. Others non-search engine sites among the top referrers were Twitter, piratenews.org, knoxviews, facebook, econlog.econlib.org and saysuncle.com. Thanks to all and wishes for a happy New Year.