(Actually, a lot of it surprises me.)
34: Facebook is happy to do business with nazis and racists on your behalf, because they are wonderful people.
(from 2011!) 20: I, for one, welcome our new 21-amino-acid worm overlords. and their friends the gasoline-shitting bacteria.
Ranked by page loads? Number of reposts?
What if we control for number of times the page appeared as a "previously"?
By hits on the HTML page.
Please do share with us what your further research reveals.
Someone (who is not me) ought to do some clustering on the previouslies and tags. That would reveal "shadow profiles" of tags that do not exist but should.
That They Live and the secret history of the Mozilla logo doesn't rank as the unqualified winner is further evidence that internet is constructed of philistines all the way down.
I mean, there are a couple other strong contenders, but for it to not even be in the top 3 is criminal.
Agreed. That post is an epic piece of original work.
Also (at least for 2018) you need to control for people (like me) who are checking these links out from this post. And yes, the internet is weird.
Of all the articles posted here, I imagine this would be the one for which the updates would be longer than the original... and it's only been up 10 months.