Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Dec 2010 18:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes What were the big themes this year? Which stories on OSNews were the most popular? We dove into our database (well, Adam did), and compiled a list of 2010's ten most popular stories on OSNews. As a metric, we didn't look at silly things like hits or whatever, but at the only metric that matters on OSNews, the only metric which really indicates what our registered (and thus, loyal) readers loved to argue about this year: number of comments. Yes, that headline is intentionally confusing.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by jack_perry on Wed 29th Dec 2010 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

For *popularity*, it is actually a damn good measure.

For *quality*, not so much.

For popularity, wouldn't you actually want to measure the number of people who commented, as opposed to the number of comments? If only two people care about a certain topic, but care enough to leave 500 comments, I don't think that's more popular than 100 people who care about a topic, but leave only 2 comments each.

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