2010 is almost over, and for me at least, it was both a really frustrating and stressful year, but it was also the best year ever on Baekdal.com. The traffic level increased 385%, estimated to reach half a million absolute unique readers per month here in December.
I also launched Baekdal Plus, which is more in-depth content focusing on providing advice, insights, analysis, and trend forecasts - all in the format of a stream.
Here is a short summary of the best content in 2010:
A big part of baekdal.com is the design section. It is responsible for more than 65% of the traffic, but is kept as a separate section away from the main site. It relies totally on social sharing.
So let's get on with 2011. It is what the sci-fi authors define as the year after the future. It's going to be wicked :)
Almost every time a news site launched something new, they also cover the same stories the same way.
Editorial analytics is the tool we use to define how to report the news.
Google wants to build tracking into the browser, and then remove personal identifiers ... but is that good?
AIs can be both good and bad, but using an AI to fake some text is always bad.
Many people in the media wants newspapers to be tax exempt, but what about the rest of the media?
When a publishers says that WhatsApp converts 12 times more people than their website, what does that actually mean?
Facebook said that it wouldn't block misleading political ads, so let's talk about that
Cookies today are doing all kinds of bad things, but did you know that the original creators wanted to stop that?
We all knew this would happen, but Google won't pay publishers for snippets.
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