There was such demand for news about Peter Watts’ sentencing hearing that File 770’s story set a new readership record the day it was posted — then broke it the following day.
In an ordinary month the top stories would have been those about the Hugo nominations. Fans also flocked to read tributes to two leading figures in the sf field who died in April, George Scithers and John Schoenherr.
Finally, one story made the list because the Bing search engine decided one day that out of all the people who have written about the hi-tech dog collar that turns barks into tweets, my story belonged at the top. This underserved honor proved temporary, ending within 24 hours.
Here is the complete Top 10 list of most frequently viewed posts for April 2010, according to Google Analytics.
1. Peter Watts Receives Suspended Sentence
2. George Scithers (1929-2010)
3. Bark Is Worse than the Byte
4. A Few Fan Hugo Thoughts
5. File 770 Issue 158 Available Online
6. Holey Hugo Ballot!
7. 2010 Hugo Nominations
8. London 2014 Video Online
9. John Schoenherr (1935-2010)
10. Cheryl Morgan Refused Entry to US