Facebook knows your political affiliation and much more posted April 7, 2018, was not only the most read entry of the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, but also in the entire history of the blog with 28,357 default and 28,854 raw page views. That's more than 8,000 page views more than the top post for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, Suit against John Oliver and HBO dismissed. Once again, wow!
Before I describe how the entry earned those page views, I'm sharing an update on this short post. Fortunately, Frontline on PBS has provided one, The Facebook Dilemma, Part One (full film).
A major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world...Facebook’s promise was to create a more open and connected world. FRONTLINE finds that multiple warnings about the platform’s negative impact on privacy and democracy were eclipsed by Facebook’s relentless pursuit of growth.As
In addition, I have the same reaction to this documentary that I had to "Putin's Revenge" on "Frontline," that it will earn at least one News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination. I was right about that prediction, as "Putin's Revenge" earned two nominations and I am confident enough that the same will happen to "The Facebook Dilemma" that I am holding off embedding Part Two until the News and Documentary Emmy nominations are announced. As for the specific awards, I expect it will definitely earn a nomination for either Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary or Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary, and possibly for Best Documentary, Outstanding Writing, or Outstanding Research. As I wrote before, "I am not going to hold my breath. It's a long time until the end of July, when the nominees are announced, and the competition will be stiff."
Enough of the update. Follow over the jump for the story of how this entry became the top post of all time so far on this blog plus a related top twenty entry from the eighth year of this blog.
Facebook knows your political affiliation and much more earned ~5600 page views in the first two hours and ~24,000 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared at the Join The Coffee Party Movement Facebook page at 9:30 P.M on 4/7/18. It knocked "Trump thinks Sanders is the right enemy" out of the all-time top ten and passed "The tax bill and the U.S. economy in 2018 and beyond" at 12:50 A.M. on April 8th, followed shortly after by "John Oliver on stadiums and NFL cheerleaders for Super Bowl Sunday" a few minutes before 1:00 A.M. "Trump thinks Sanders is the right enemy" later returned as "The tax bill and the U.S. economy in 2018 and beyond" fell out on its own when its default page views were recalculated. Sic transit gloria mundi.
"Last Week Tonight examines Clinton and Trump foundations after winning three Emmy Awards" was the next entry to drop a place about 2:00 A.M. By 6:00 A.M., it rose up the ranks past "Spring ahead, although it's probably not good for you" and "Vox on Puerto Rico statehood and John Oliver on territories" to reach 5th. By 7:00, it rose past "Doctors to Congress: Fund gun violence research at the CDC and NIH" to rank 4th. It blew past "Vox explains how proportional representation can solve gerrymandering and help minor parties" about 8:50 A.M. to rank third. Twenty minutes later, it surpassed Update to 'Vox explains how proportional representation can solve gerrymandering and help minor parties,' the second most read entry for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, plus minor parties. Just before 3:00 P.M., it sailed past Suit against John Oliver and HBO dismissed to become the most read entry in the history of the blog as well as the most read entry of April 2018.
The post helped attract 23,947 page views to the blog the day it was shared, a new record. It also propelled the blog past the minumum page view goal for April 2018 of 61,650 on April 8, 2018. It ended April 2018 with 28,450 default and 28,453 raw page views.
Vox explains how Russian trolls weaponized social media posted June 1, 2018 was the eleventh most read entry of the eighth year of the blog with 5229 raw page views as of March 20, 2019. It was also the third most read entry during June 2018 in addition to the second most read entry actually posted during the month with 4957 default and 5004 by the end of the month. Before being shared at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page at 10:00 P.M. on June 1, 2018, this entry had 72 default and 73 raw page views. It earned 1482 page views in the first two hours after being shared and ~4000 in the first 24 hours. It helped earn the blog 1717 page views the hour it was shared and 10,863 the day it was shared.
I also posted a version of this entry to Booman Tribune, where I embedded the Black Russian from Tipsy Bartender in the tip jar.
This simple drink consists of coffee liqueur and vodka! Coffee people will love this one!A toast to the top post of all time!
I'll return tomorrow with another retrospective about the most read retrospectives for Flashback Friday (how recursive!), followed by this year's celebration of Earth Hour. Stay tuned.
Previous posts in this series
- Happy Birthday to the blog and Nowruz Mubarak (Happy Persian New Year)!
- Statistics for the eighth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Update to 'Suit against John Oliver and HBO dismissed,' top post for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- John Oliver: Top posts for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Trump vs. Sanders, the top post of the fifth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Top post for the fourth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: James Robertson
- Top post for the third year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News--Ringworld
- Floods in Colorado, the other top post for the third year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, plus other climate news
- Second Year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Top post of 2012
- Second Year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Kunstler's Tea Party
- The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 1 of several