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Christmas is over, so it's back to complaining about things on the internet and parents torturing their kids. Onward!
Facebook IPO Stumbles
Late last week, Facebook made history when it hit the Federal Stock Exchange by pricing its stocks at $38 a share, which raised $16 billion in the third biggest IPO in U.S. history and the largest by a technology company. The IPO also values Facebook at a whopping $104 billion, the largest ever valuation for a newly public company.
Ok, now I am not going to pretend to know what any of that previous paragraph means, but I do know one thing: Mark Zuckerberg and company may have overvalued themselves. Over the past week, the talk of the business world was that because of the overvaluation, shareholders have already lost over $100 million. Not good, hence the thumbs down.
As 2011 winds down, I thought it would be fun to look back upon our first year of blogging here at TN and see which posts readers liked the most. So, based on various social media and Google analytics data, here are the best posts of 2011:
Most comments: Win Free Concert Tickets!
What concert do you NEED to see?
This one doesn’t surprise me, since people love free stuff and all you had to do was comment on the post with the concert you just HAD to see and you’d be entered to win! Still, it’s good to know people like our contests…makes us want to do more in 2012!
Most Stumbleupon views: Daniel Radcliffe: J. Pierrepont Finch vs. Harry Potter
I did not expect this one to take off like it did, but my comparison between the two major characters that have been portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe got almost 9,000 views on Stumbleupon! We never did figure out the ultimate winner of this showdown…
Most Facebook likes: Funny Flowchart: Do you have Bieber Fever?
This is one of my personal favorites, and apparently it was also a favorite for the Facebookers among you. Not sure if you have the Fever or not? Take our handy dandy quiz! What’s better than a flowchart? (click the image to enlarge the flowchart)
Most page views: 17 funny yet possibly effective pickup lines
This one came from one of our questions during the blog kickoff contest way back in May. One of our readers suggested the post, and we made it happen. I really enjoyed these random Friday-ish posts.
Before They Were Famous: YouTube All-Stars
This one appeared in second place for a few of our metrics, so I wanted to make sure I mentioned it. Check it out for some crazy flashbacks from some of your favorite celebrities.
Halloween is approaching: vampires vs. werewolves
Who doesn’t love vampires and werewolves? Or at least debating which one could take the other one in a fight?
Happy Fourth of July! Best things about the July 4th holiday
This topical post from July 4 made it into the top 10 out of over 125 blog posts for the year. Not bad, Tim!
Which blog post was your favorite of 2011? What would you like to see in 2012?