Top Floating Path Posts Of 2012

What a year it’s been!

I started this site in January, but really didn’t get anything going or post regularly until several months later. Since then, post frequency has steadily increased, data depth has expanded, and you loyal and growing readers have given some excellent feedback.

For the purposes of this list, I have excluded the recurring economic data points I routinely post here. The incredible success of my employment situation update in particular would put several months of just that data in the top 10 list, so I have omitted those posts.

The top 10 posts of 2012:

  1. Blogosphere, We Get It – The post that started it all. I see this as what put Floating Path on the map. Just about every major media outlet picked up this post, and it was a tremendous experience going from having a single digit number of daily readers to 100k in a day. 
  2. A Summary Of Obamacare And What It Means For The Future – I can take little credit for the success of this post, as I merely copied and pasted an excellent write-up that I found on Reddit. The only reason this has so many views has been its ridiculous draw from search engines.
  3. Russians And Scandinavian Women Have Huge Cans – Sex sells I guess. This short explanation and map displays breast women’s breast sizes around the world.
  4. A Standard 40 Hour Work Week At Minimum Wage Doesn’t Pay The Bills – I excerpt a few bits from a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition examining the cost of living across the U.S.
  5. In Chicago, Prostitutes Are More Likely To Have Sex With A Police Officer Than To Get Arrested By One – The abstract of an academic paper analyzing the prostitution scene in Chicago. This one seems to get a lot of hits from people trying to find themselves a prostitute in Chicago using Google.
  6. Famous? Famous! – A short video displaying the fickleness of mobs and the celebrity effect.
  7. Front-Running: How A High-Frequency Trading Algorithm Fed On A Tweet - Garrett catches a high-frequency trading algorithm take action following a Tweet.
  8. A Debate At Oregon State University Explains Why Obamacare Creates Misalignment Of Incentives - Dinesh D’Souza explains that not everyone can get pulled in the wagon.
  9. U.S. Smartphone Platform Market Share Over Time – A comScore report from March looks at smartphone platform trends.
  10. Mapping The Financial Blogosphere – After seeing Josh Brown compile a list of some of the best financial blogs on the web, I decided to make my own list. This is mostly because Josh’s list was out of date. My list is now somewhat out of date as well, how quickly the world changes. Fortunately, after a 2 year break, Josh has created yet another list of the best blogs to be reading. And who would have guessed it, but he was generous enough to include me. Things may change around here now that I’m a celebrity.

Well there you have it. I’d say it’s been a pretty great year, and I am excited for year 2 of blogging economic data, funky news, political jackassery, and everything in between!

Thank for reading, happy holidays, and good luck in 2013!

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