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?
As promised, another Monday brings another question in our month-long iPod touch contest. Comment on the question below to gain another entry into the drawing for a grand prize!
After the death of Osama bin Laden last week, a lot of fake Facebook statuses and comments sprang up, as well as Twitter profiles. With social media today, it’s easy to find instant reactions to major events around the world. But before Facebook began in 2004 and Twitter was launched in 2006, we couldn’t see these reactions.
This week’s challenge is to name a major event in world news or pop culture in 2004 or earlier that you would have liked to see social media’s reactions for. Maybe you’ll see those ideas come to life on this blog in the future! Here’s an example of an entry: “2004: Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ at Super Bowl XXXVIII”
Do you Tweet? Tweet the following to enter to win a $100 TicketNetwork gift card:
@TicketNetwork is giving away an iPod Touch on their blog! Go here to enter: http://bit.ly/tnipod
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