Top posts of 2011 | 今年最流行的博客帖子

I delved into the analytics on the blog and had a look at the ten most popular posts I had written in 2011.

  1. How to set up Weibo for English speakers – the western world started to wake up to Twitter’s smarter, more innovative cousin: Sina.com’s Weibo service
  2. Throwback gadget: Sennheiser HD250 II Linear headphones – I was amazed at the amount of inbound traffic I got from this post, it seems to have been spread in audiophile forums
  3. Reductionism, public relations and ‘reputation’ – trying to make sense of the car crash that is the PR profession. Some people got upset at the implication that it is a trade, but my Dad is the smartest people I know learned his trade in engineering and I see no shame in that. I am also immensely proud to have learned my trade from some insanely great people. Don’t let all that put you off, some great comments from a number of people including Chris Reed
  4. CNN QR code #FAIL – a train wreck of an evening that saw me leave my keys locked in the office by accident and stay over in a hotel near the office gave me this blog post gold
  5. Throwback gadget: Sony Walkman WM-D6C Pro – if you remember concert bootlegs on cassette or Michelle Shocked The Texas Campfire Sessions album, you’ve got the Sony Pro Walkman to thank. A giant over-engineered work of portable audio that is an emblem of the golden age in Japanese engineering back when the Sony brand actually stood for unmatched quality and excellence
  6. Why Facebook is a dead man walking part 2.5? | 技术品牌的情绪 – Netbase’s sentiment data on technology brands indicated that Facebook was tolerated as people felt obliged to be on it – and was less loved than Microsoft or HP!
  7. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Walmart? | 亚马逊,百度,谷歌,沃尔玛?– on the potential I saw of Walmart’s innovation labs to join some of the big successful platform players currently out there
  8. Ten things that annoy in agency life – it had been coming for a while
  9. What your Facebook profile says about you – what can I say looking at the traffic this post got I suspect there is a lot of curious or paranoid people out there
  10. The Futility of QR Codes on tube adverts – thanks to Annie Mole and Going Underground blog this got probably more visibility than it deserved and upset a few people in the mobile eco-system – so I must have been doing something right