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2012 in blogging

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About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on The Heretical Philosopher’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 117 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 262 posts.

The busiest day of the year was May 15th with 111 views. The most popular post that day was The magical black box.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on The Heretical Philosopher in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for certificates for dummies, limitations of logic, public key infrastructure for dummies, and larry laudan.

Where did they come from?

That's 117 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Finland were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Information storage in the brain

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Lage 174 comments
  • 2 Ron Murphy 112 comments
  • 3 Lage 16 comments
  • 4 Toronto 16 comments
  • 5 Jeffrey Shallit 14 comments

See you in 2013

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