In this special year-end edition of TopFinds, we look back at some of the hottest stories of 2010, including a list of the most viewed articles, top images, the people who commented most and much, much more. This is your year in review.
To start out this year-end review, DigitalJournal.com would like to thank the millions of people who visit us regularly and for making Digital Journal their home online. This year we saw huge growth in readership and through that growth we got a chance to meet incredibly passionate, talented and truly inspiring people.
We'd also like to send a special thank-you to the members and Digital Journalists who have contributed breaking news, images, blogs, comments and more. The DigitalJournal.com community is the backbone of our news site and it's a result of people like you who help strengthen it.
For those of you who read us often, you will recognize our TopFinds feature we run every week to showcase the top stories, images and blogs. For the final week of 2010, we're doing something different by showcasing the top stories, blogs, images and most active members throughout the year. In this TopFinds installment, we'll look back at some stories that went viral across the Web, including images, blogs and writers who became extremely popular.
Russian dancers perform before the official Sambo fight. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
For a collection of the top pictures of 2010, check out our editors' picks for the year in images.
Digital Journalists with most pageviews
In 2010, some of our writers stood out and attracted enormous readership of millions of people. Looking at the community of Digital Journalists, the following people were among the most-viewed, meaning their articles, images and blogs attracted the largest following. Congrats to: Lynn Curwin, Andrew Moran, KJ Mullins, Leo Reyes and Stephanie Dearing.
Digital Journalists with most 'Likes'
In addition to large readership, three individuals stood out as the most "liked" contributors. These individuals submitted content the Digital Journal readership found most valuable and attracted the most number of "likes." Kudos to: Andrew Moran, Stephanie Dearing and KJ Mullins.
These members are among the most active commenters on the site and they often provide great launching points of discussion. Some of it has been serious debate, while other discussions have been on the lighter side. The following individuals were the most active commenters who provided thousands of comments to stimulate conversation: Cynthia Trowbridge, Debra Myers, Michael Cosgrove, Laura Trowbridge and skeptikool.
DigitalJournal.com would like to thank all Digital Journalists, bloggers, photographers, commenters and readers for making 2010 a booming year full of really great news coverage, community-building and amazing discussion.
If you have a memorable a story, image, blog or writer that stood out, we invite you too add to this list by commenting. Happy New Year everyone!