Those infamous Danish cartoons, US TV channel Comedy Central's news analysis mock-up, "The Colbert Report," which orchestrated a "wikiality" check for Wikipedia, a petition by LiveJournal bloggers angry about interface changes, anti-Bush sentiment and Technorati proved to be the top blog posts of 2006, according to Nielsen Buzz Metrics this week.
From this we can we probably presume that a) you shouldn't mess with someone's space b) bloggers are largely liberal and c) they might be liberal technogeeks?
Here's hoping some comics bloggers like Steve Holland over at Bear Alley start climbing the ladder this year.
The 2007 Bloggies – your chance to vote for your favourite blog – have just started. I've nominated Bear Alley, but Joe Gordon's fab Forbidden Planet International blog topped my comics-related votes, which may sound a bit disloyal considering the amount of work I do for the other Forbidden Planet (well, Titan), but what the heck. There's plenty of comics blogs out there now – many of the links on this page such as David Bishop's Vicious Imagery is a blog, as is Doctor Who and Robin Hood writer Paul Cornell's House of Awkwardness.
Nielsen ranked the top blog posts of 2006, ranking them according to how many inbound links came their way between January and December. There were 18 blogs generating the 100 most popular posts of the year: here's the top ten:
1. 2006 Petition Against Changes in the LiveJournal Interface
2. Colbert Does the White Correspondents' Dinner
3. Keith Olbermann Delivers One Hell Of a Commentary on Rumsfeld
4. State of the Blogosphere, August 2006
5. Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Bush: Who has left this hole in the ground? We have not forgotten, Mr. President. You have. May this country forgive you.
6. Support Denmark: Why the Forbidden Cartoons Matter
7. Saturday Night Live: If Al Gore were President
8. Milking it? (warning - graphic war images. This item has now been archived and has been superceded by a definitive report on the media coverage of the "Qana" incident on 30 July 2006)
9. State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth
10. State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 1 On Blogosphere Growth