Top 5 Posts Of 2011


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2011 brought a lot of things, both good and bad, for a lot of people. For JoeTech.com it meant all of our numbers just about doubled. Over 300,000 different people viewed posts here almost 500,000 times in 2011 and I’m hoping to double that in 2012. Below, I’ve put together a list of the top 5 most viewed posts of 2011, but you can also catch up on anything you missed by checking out 2011 archives or even just the monthly archives for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. But first, let’s look at the top 5 posts.

1. How to Crack the Account Password on Any Operating System
In this guest post, Blair Mathis from LaptopLogic.com detailed ways you could crack the user password in many different operating systems with detailed instructions. This post was written in January of 2009 but having been read 242,046 times shared 492 times on Facebook in 2011, it still remains the most viewed post on this site.

2. How To Send An Anonymous Text Or MMS Message
When a friend wanted to play a little prank, she asked if this could be done so I went to work creating a blog post with instructions and examples.

3. 5 Geeky Ways to Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day
If you know a geek and want to tell him or her “I Love You”, check out this post. It shows up every month in the top 10 read posts on JoeTech.com, proving that you don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to make use of the tips.

4. How To Replace A Dell Inspiron Laptop Heat Sink And Fan Assembly
Hardware how-tos are always good for Google traffic and this is no exception. At #4, this is another highly-viewed post every month.

5. My Sony Vaio VGN-SZ430N Hard Drive Crashed and How I Fixed It
Keeping with the laptop repair theme, this post detailed how I recovered from a nasty hard drive crash while at a convention in Las Vegas. I wish less people needed the information, but I’m glad so many found it useful.

2011 Social Year In Review


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As we come to the end of another year, many of us will reflect back on things we’ve experienced, lessons learned, and just everything the last 12 months brought us. 2011 has been an incredible year filled with tons of important world events as well as a lot of interesting celebrity events and gossip. Sadly, but not surprisingly, “interesting” squashes “important” online, putting celebrity news and gossip far ahead of important world events when we measure our digital voice online. Frugal Dad put together the following infographic, showing what the world found compelling enough to search for, share and talk about on Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

2011 in review infographic

Source: http://frugaldad.com

What was the single most important piece of news you shared this year (online or off)?