Post 500: Top posts for week ending 07-Aug and for all time

Interestingly enough this week’s summary of the most popular posts on The Road Not Taken is also the 500th post.  In honor of this distinction I am posting the top ten most popular posts from this week and the top ten most popular of all time.

Top ten most popular posts for the week ending 07-Aug:

  1. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  2. Even Apple looks bad once in a while
  3. Isn’t the recent solar activity the premise of the apocalyptic movie 2012?
  4. Man-made global warming appears to be the real deal
  5. A thought-provoking (and shameless) product demo from TED
  6. Newsweek 1995: Why the Internet will fail; awesome read
  7. From my friends at Rise, a concise comparison
  8. The most insane beer on earth
  9. The best thing out of “Saturday Night Live” in years
  10. What is the point of Foursquare? Who really uses it?

Top ten most popular posts for all time:

  1. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  2. Grill skirt steak like a pro this season
  3. Today’s absurd and superb infographic
  4. Did Google forget about Project 10×100?
  5. Thomas Keller knows food (and technology)
  6. The MBA Oath
  7. Dyson re-invents the fan; makes being a nerd look good
  8. How the 1939 World’s Fair changed the world
  9. Hello Kitty rules the world
  10. NASA – Satellites View Growing Gulf Oil Spill

Fortunately both lists highlight some of the pieces that truly makes this blog interesting (in my humble opinion).  There’s humor, world issues, technology, food, drink, and a dash of ephemera.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the first 500 posts as much as I’ve enjoyed finding some and creating others.

Top posts for week ending 31-Jul

I’m not sure if its the summer weather and people are spending their time at the pool or if I wasn’t as attentive to The Road Not Taken this week due to travel constraints, but overall traffic was pretty mixed across the entire portfolio of posts and none of this week’s new content really stood out (although the classic Apple commercials did have a good showing):

  1. Thomas Keller knows food (and technology)
  2. Even Apple looks bad once in a while
  3. Did Google forget about Project 10×100?
  4. The most insane beer on earth
  5. I’m not a motorcycle rider, but I wish I was given how cool these are
  6. Just what is Taio Cruz trying to get across?
  7. If you must have an iPad, then a stand is probably a good bet
  8. Which are your favorites? I have more than a few
  9. Geoengineering; intriguing dialog from The Economist
  10. CNET gets a peak at the Dell Streak

I’m going to go ahead and write this week off as summer malaise, but let’s not let it happen again.

Top posts for week ending 24-Jul

What a crazy week for The Road Not Taken.  Humor and ephemera clearly reigned over world concerns, technology, and business.  It is probably for the best given some of the weightier issues that the world is facing these days:

  1. Lady Gaga’s Poker Face read by Christopher Walken
  2. The most insane beer on earth
  3. I’m not a motorcycle rider, but I wish I was given how cool these are
  4. Thomas Keller knows food (and technology)
  5. Geoengineering; intriguing dialog from The Economist
  6. Facebook is taking quite the beating these days
  7. Wired brings us (geek) female action heroes
  8. Interesting photo gallery from the Boston Beer Co.
  9. Interesting look at today’s social media
  10. BedBunker; I need this immediately

As always, thank you for your readership and do not hesitate to drop me a note if you have any comments or suggestions for topics of discussion.

Top posts for week ending 17-Jul

It was a pretty interesting week for The Road Not Taken. As you can see from this week’s top posts, humorous topics had a slight lead over the serious topics (but not by a lot):

  1. The Handsome Men’s Club
  2. Thomas Keller knows food (and technology)
  3. Did Google forget about Project 10×100?
  4. Hysterical and foul-mouthed video pits the iPhone 4 against the HTC Evo
  5. Hans Rosling on global population growth
  6. My favorite summer memory…
  7. Interactive ‘worry map’ from The Economist
  8. Opera parodies Google’s Chrome speed test
  9. Awesome online identity infographic
  10. Hello Kitty rules the world

That last one still cracks me up.  Have a good weekend.

Top posts for week ending 10-Jul

Hello Kitty reigned supreme this week with humor and infographics (have a look at item #9 for an excellent example of the latter group) taking some spots in the top 10 most popular posts for the week ending 10-Jul:

  1. Hello Kitty rules the world
  2. What about the Yelp Website itself?
  3. Did Google forget about Project 10×100?
  4. Here’s some cerebral humor for you
  5. Wow, talk about things I did not know
  6. Fascinating; submarines to get connected
  7. Today’s absurd and superb infographic
  8. I’m a fan of the ReadyNAS product line; this just makes them better
  9. Awesome online identity infographic
  10. Congratulations on the IPO; now build the type S

Enjoy the weekend.  If you’re anywhere in North America, this week has been a hot one so hopefully you’re keeping cool.

Top posts for week ending 03-Jul

It was a pretty big week for The Road Not Taken as we had several contenders for the most popular post this week.  Again, this does not measure the most read post that was new over the past seven days but rather the most read out of any of the posts.  Generally speaking it does favor the newer items but when you have a look at the list below, you’ll note that half of the most read posts were written well before this week:

For the record, from this week going forward I have decided to expand the list from five items to the 10 most popular.  To my fellow American readers, enjoy the holiday (Independence Day) weekend!

Top posts for week ending 26-Jun

I’m not all that surprised that the laser post was so popular this week but some of the other items on this week’s leader board were a bit surprising.  Humor seems to have taken a back seat to some of the more cerebral pursuits.

Enjoy!